18th February - Junglewalk
I did my morning walk along the road into the jungle this morning. I hoped to see some birds. But this morning the birds were few. All over the jungle I heard the apes roaring, but I saw none, and I have not seen any earlier either. I walked further along the road and thought maybe the traffic, even far from heavy, frightened them. I admired the large trees, I guess they are 40 meters high, maybe even 50. Very mighty. The jungle is very dense and I do not think it is wise to leave the road, and I did not. I stopped to listen. As I thought I heard a branch or something falling, I looked up. And there they sat. Three apes. They are dark brown, small and climbing the small branches some ten meters above me. And there were more of them. another four came crossing the road in the trees above me. All together I saw eight or ten of them. They are small, maybe weighing two or thre kilos (?), but they have got some voices. I am sure you can hear them roaring for kilometers.