A smooth flight - I'm beginning to enjoy this sort of flying! I never thought I would, but it feels like 'real flying'. Then again, we've been lucky with the weather.
Back in Miri to wait for our connecting flight to Mulu in a slightly bigger plane.
Whereas, the Twin Otter had two seats on the right and one on the left, this one has two seats either side of the aisle and seats about 40.
On arrival, we pick up a taxi. Even though we are only about 1.5 km from the airport, travelling can be tiring.
The Wind cave was named because a certain section, a narrow passageway has a cool breeze blowing through it.
There are many more examples of columns and stalagmites here than stalactites and awesome really is the word.
There is a 200 step climb up to Clearwater Cave and again it is vast. It has a sizeable subterranean river running through it which as the name suggests is crystal clear.
Return journey was by long tail boat again and most pleasant.
It is a hot day but the clothes and shoes we put out to dry on our veranda this morning are still not dry which is a bit worrying. We are committed to the Night Trek this evening starting at 7pm and it's clouding over ......
There are about eight of us on the Night Walk and we have come prepared with torches, and rain wear. The guides will cancel if it rains but are very reluctant to do so because then they don't get paid!
About five minutes into the tail the rain starts. At first it isn't too bad but very soon it is torrential. The path is very slippery and dangerous so our guide uses an alternative route, mainly on the boardwalks. We all plough on manfully and our guide points out some amazing creatures. Photography is almost impossible unless you are using underwater cameras! With water pouring down my iPhone and with slippery wet fingers, I managed to get a few shots....
Our guide did ask us if we wanted to continue at one point in the walk but we all reasoned that as we couldn't get any wetter we might as well continue.
We saw a surprising number of creatures despite the awful weather but it has been a tiring day and we have one more trekking activity tomorrow before we fly to Miri.
Saturday 25th March
Early start again this morning and we're praying for good weather because we're running out of dry clothes!
It's the Canopy Skywalk this morning. Mulu has a 480m long skywalk which is reputably one of the best in SE Asia. We were lucky to get one it as it often gets booked out.