The weather was great, no rain anymore. On our first full day we walked to the viewpoint, a clearly signed stomp up weathered granite outcrops intermingled with forest. Needless to say we left later than planned in the morning so we had a good work out in 34C. The views were worth it though, about 240m up we had a panorama that stretched from Ko Lipe, our Thai neighbour, to Lankawi, Malaysia. On the descent we came across a troop of Crab Eating Macaques resting in the shade. Then three long tailed Greater Racket Tailed
Drongos settled close by. At first we thought they were birds of paradise as their tails looked so gracious. Unluckily we also attracted another creature of the forest; a tick which attached itself to Sarah's right upper eyelash. After a couple of days of discomfort it was removed safely by the health centre in Lipe (mandibles included).
Our Longtail captain at the front of his boat
Dozens of varieties of lizards make the jungle their home
Ants everywhere so careful where you stand
Jungle as far as the eye can see
Crab eating macaques block our path
The Greater Racket Tailed Drongo
Chris, hot & sweaty!