It is difficult to get a feel for just how magnificent a primary jungle is (Primary: meaning that it has never been logged). These are very old trees. These two provide perspective.
This first shot, I am shooting downward from high up in the tree on the walkway. There is still a very long way “down”.
The second provides a “human” reference point.
This probably should have been my first post on Borneo. On our trip there we stayed at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge – deep in the primary rainforest – which is a rainforest that has not been logged.
It was a remarkable and remote place, with trees that are only rivaled in size by the redwoods of California.
It had a very Jurassic feel to it, with the swirling mists, wild animal calls and abundance of wildlife. Definitely not the kind of place that you want to get lost in, vast and unyielding to the untrained Canadian.
A few shots.
Magnificent. One hopes that tourism can sustain and protect it.
Like a few others, despite my early adopter gene calling out to me, I will not be buying a 1st gen Apple watch. Not because it is ridiculous (Insert Google glass joke here) but probably because of battery life. The notion of having to plug it in every night is not appealing. Plus it just has to be buggy. HAS TO BE.
It seems like I might not be the only one with reports of sales tailing off significantly after that initial pop, via.
As with all new technology I am sure there is a maturation phase. There are a host of write-ups that the apps will need to mature before they are really usable. That being said …. this golf app is really, really cool, and as we just moved back to a golf course and reopened our membership …. tempting.
I will ignore the fact that most GPSs are only accurate to 3 meters as a 2 year golf hiatus while in Tokyo will make 3 meters one way or the other irrelevant to my score.
The path is over that way. Don’t worry about the leeches, they are friendly.
The way to our bungalow in Borneo.
Our hut happened to be one that the Royals stayed in. I guess “Wills” does like to rough it. They are building brand new ones in a hurry after that visitor – quite opulent.
How time flies. I miss my favorite sushi place, a little hole in the wall run by a couple near Hiroo station. Good sushi is very hard to find in Canada – and rolls with sauce are not sushi.