Daily Archives: January 8, 2008

Sabah

Posted by on January 8, 2008


Light Ray in Deer Cave Opening, Mulu National Park - Sarawak, Malaysia (by Everything Everywhere)
Light entering Deer Cave, Gunung Mulu National Park

I’m back from my three days in the rainforest at Gunung Mulu National Park. It was a really amazing experience. My muscles are still sore from all the walking and climbing I did. I’m spending today going through photos before I head off to Kinabalu National Park here in Sabah.

Oddly enough, even though I flew on a domestic flight within Malaysia, I still needed a separate passport stamp for both Sarawak and Sabah.

I took a ton of photos in Mulu, but as I started going through them I realized how many of them came out blurry or over/under exposed. Taking photos inside of caves and under a canopy of trees is not the best place for photography. I think in Kinabalu I’m going to use my tripod for photos with lower light. The vibration reduction on my camera just isn’t enough to take detailed photos of things like spiderwebs.

I’ll be doing a bigger post on Mulu later, but let me say the combination of spelunking, walking in the canopy, experiencing Deer Cave (the largest cave passage in the world. 100m wide x 120m tall), and watching the millions of bats leave the cave for the evening was one of the highlights of my trip so far. It was all rather affordable too. Mulu is a very well managed park.

I haven’t decided if I’m going to try and climb Mt. Kinabalu. It is an overnight trek and I’ll have to get some more information.

Daily Travel Photo – Savai’i, Samoa

Posted by on January 8, 2008

Blowhole, Savai'i, Samoa

Blowhole, Savai'i, Samoa

This is a blow hole on the island of Savai’i, Samoa. If you look closely, or click on the image, you can see man near the water plume. He lived near the blowhole and would throw coconuts into it for a few dollars. In the photo, you can see a small black dot in the water which is the coconut. The coconut would get launched about 150 feet into the air and would smash on the rocks below. Great fun.