Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Sat 1 Oct 2016 22:47
The Sekonyer River
We left the main Kumai River for the much narrower Sekonyer River, proboscis monkeys everywhere.
Bear showing our ‘front row seats’ of our klotok.
The map shows where we are in the Tanjung Puting National Park, the Sekonyer River marking the ‘top’ border.
Wiki says: Sekonyer is a river in southern Borneo. Part of the river traverses the Tanjung Puting National Park. Travel on the river is often done by klotok, an Indonesian riverboat. The river includes orangutan habitat. The river is brown and murky. Gold mining takes place along it. It is a tributary of the Kumai River, and is fed by the Camp Leakey River.
Being overtaken by a Klotok.
Very pretty and thankfully so many trees (the area is under constant threat from the palm oil business during burn-off).
Before we turned sharp right into Camp Leakey River we saw where the brackish water meets fresh.
The river supports the local villages providing transport and food.
This chap was having to bail as he went.
A quaint scene as a lady crosses the river.
A park rangers home.
This chap (and most of his kind) like to sleep beside the river where the air is slightly cooler and it’s slightly easier to breathe through the contraption they call a nose. Honk through their beak – the bigger the nose, the louder the honk, something a girl looks for. Snore.......we’ll have to wait and listen.
Now, it’s time to find somewhere to park for the night.
ALL IN ALL A LOVELY MEANDER
REAL JUNGLE TREAT