Bon Temps

8 Sep

I wandered lonely as a cloud

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

That floats on high o’er vales and hills

When all at once I saw a crowd

A host, of golden daffodils

Beside the lake, beneath the trees.

(William Wordsworth)

Month 1 in Telupid.

1. Camping

2. Camping

This town is blessed with the abundance of nature – Sungai Labuk, Maliau and Wasai, to name a few. I haven’t been to one (camping) since a decade or so ago. Haha. Kasiangg! (quoting the boyfriend, hehe).

Camping Spot 1 — Sungai Maliau

Sungai Maliau is just a 10-min drive away from Telupid town. It’s reachable by 4WD right at the campsite. Or one can park somewhere further and walk for about 5min along the path (which will be a tad too muddy if it rains) to reach the place.

Mind you, even those 4WDs will get stuck in the muddy path leading to the camping spot. Horrifying to even see the sight of the 4WD in front of you scrambling to get back on its ‘feet’ after an attempt to avoid the mud! Nay, I’m not trying to scare you off. Belum cuba, belum tahu bah.

Camping Spot 2 — Sungai Wasai, Entilibon

If one needs that rejuvenating time-off (and to do away with the surrounding heat), head on to Sungai Wasai. On top of that, heard there’s a waterfall nearby! Me? I barely dipped myself into the water. The rocks are too slippery. Or maybe it was just me and my aqua-phobic self! Gah.

A car as small as Kancil and it’s close cousin, Viva can reach the spot. Not as muddy as the path to Sungai Maliau. Even that, there are still huge and humongous rocks along the pathway leading to the campsite. New cars are highly not recommended! Unless you’re in (dire) need of some adventure. Hehe.

A decade of shying away from all sorts of outdoors (in exception to climbing up Mt Kinabalu), and poof, here I am in Telupid embracing what life has to offer! Of course not without those giving-up moments.

I could go on rambling. But then again, it’s crystal-clear in those pictures how indebted I am for the littlest things God has to offer.

John Keats says it best — “the poetry of the earth is never dead”. Indeed!


4 Responses to “Bon Temps”

  1. Jessica September 9, 2010 at 12:35 PM #

    TERBAEK la entry kali ini! hehe. I would LOVE to go camping yg betul2 camping but my place tida cukup air:) Bah elvera, teruskan! 😀

    • Elvie Dechantal September 9, 2010 at 3:30 PM #

      Bebeh! You can come over to Telupid! Haha. We can make a short but sweet trip, with bonfire and BBQ!

  2. Gallivanter September 15, 2010 at 6:16 AM #

    I used to love camping when I was younger, oh wait, not camping but spelunking! Loved it!

    • Elvie Dechantal September 15, 2010 at 6:29 AM #

      Wow! I’m impressed. So you climbed and err..squeezed through the caves and passages? FUN!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: