Saturday, June 16, 2007

A walk in Poring





















I am trying to catch up on all the things that need doing after being so long away- in the field, at the con, etc. I answered about 70 emails yesterday, and I am still not finished.

Anyway, here's some more photos from my project-work trip: Poring Hot Springs area, which is part of Kinabalu Park.




































One of the lovely things about the rainforest is the contrast - you go from being overwhelmed by the grandeur to being enraptured by the perfection of the tiny...

Pix:
  • Some of the accommodation
  • We set off up one of the trails: waterfalls and streams...
  • Distance view, framed by wild banana and wild ginger - far below we can see our starting point at the Poring Pk HQ
  • Poring means bamboo in the local language, and there are huge bamboo forests here, interspersed with strangler fig trees...
  • Resting on the buttress of a fig tree on our way up one of the hill trails
  • Mushroom
  • A piece of walking fungus...no, actually an insect, viewed from above
  • Same insect, side view

5 comments:

hrugaar said...

Whee. I been there. :o)

Anonymous said...

You have an amazing life, Glenda. To experience such beauty and be able to cope with leaches. Eek! Donna.

Kendall said...

That's an insect?! I find 'walking fungus' easier to believe. ;-) How large was the insect? Do you know what it's called? Very weird, like an alien.

Glenda Larke said...

About as big as a finger nail...no, I don't know what it is called, although I have seen them several times.

Argus Lou said...

Looking at your splendid pictures made me feel a bit homesick. *sigh*
But thanks for the lovely views and fascinating details.