Monday, June 29, 2009

The short trek

Once started it is difficult to stop. The fire that is burning inside pumping me to explore further after I have hiked the Trek at the Dam side. "You need to carry on." I heard someone is talking to me.

It was yesterday that I did something differently. I started to go into one of the place that I pass by every week without understanding what and how it is. The level of curiosity has not been fired up before this.

This outlet from the jungle was located not too far from the car park. I have not noticed anybody either coming out or going in the jungle from here. But I had to greet good morning to the stump of a tree before I moved further to the other unknown end.

It was not a difficult pathway actually as I strolled along. A little attention may be required during the rainy day, as you can see, the concrete slabs are covered by a thin layer of moss, it will turn out to be wet and slippery by that time.


After making two continuous sharp turns, I saw a bright open end lied in front of me. No surprise, and no wonder, and I reached the other end of this trek that is shorter than I can imagine, shorter than my excitement and shorter than what I have written over here.

As I moved further, what a coincidence, I found myself standing besides the small dam which was at the left end of the picture.

Sometimes reality could never match the expectation. I concluded.

By the way, because of the simplicity of the new world, I have a clear mind to discover a stupid finding. The familiar smell that I can sense no matter where I am in the jungle is not something from the woods, not something from the swamp, nor something from the dropping, it is from my sweat. OMG.

18 comments:

CH said...

You are a real funny guy who almost make my stomach ache.
By the way, how short is shorter than your imagination?

The Retired One said...

Laughing here in Michigan over your post....
hey, the most dangerous part of the trek was smelling yourself.....
Bwahahahahaaaaaaahhhhaaaaa..........

Ginnymo said...

Ha! Funny man. That stretch of jungle looks dangerous. What were all those concrete steps for??

Icy BC said...

The photos show such a density of the woods, and your smell is no surprise :-0

betchai said...

i love the staircase, it seems like going to paradise. about the smell, oh well, can't get away with it :) heehee.

Heather Dugan (Footsteps) said...

Funny!! "Familiar" is good, right?

Kirigalpoththa said...

Good post..funny one too :)

Ratty said...

You told a great story. From my own experience I understand that feeling of expectation you had, and the little bit of disappointment you must have had when you found only a short trail.

I understand the last part from my own experience too. :)

rainfield61 said...

CH: Then you're really run short of imagination. Yours must be shorter than my trek.

The Retired One: Be a little bit softer, please. Your laughter almost burst my ear drum.

Ginnymo: Initially I thought they are leading to some Wonder, then I noticed they are only abandoned old toy.

Icy BC: Oh!! Do you really mean you smell mine too?

rainfield61 said...

betchai: I thought of this earlier, but it turned out to be no. Anyhow, I enjoyed the smell, don't you?

Heather Dugan: It is good for sometimes, but not for everyhing. Sweet home sweet is the good familiar feeling.

Kirigalpoththa: Thank you.

Ratty: There are a few more trails waiting for me. I have to set my expectation lower next time, otherwise those adventures may end up with no sweat.

Cate said...

Good story! Nicely written.

Mei Teng said...

Re: the last photo. Those steps don't seem difficult to climb aren't they? But of course, if one hasn't been exercising much...might be a challenge still. Hmm...that friend of mine...who chickened out on me in FRIM. She didn't have the stamina to climb uphill..so we skipped the canopy walk. Thankfully, I have been on the canopy walk before so it wasn't a disappointment.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Love the story and know what you mean about the sweat :-)

Willie said...

Where's this?

rainfield61 said...

Cate: Thank you.

Mei Teng: This is the most easiest and shortest trail which requires no sweat to complete. Your canopy walk should be a very interesting one.

Poetic Shutterbug: It is glad to know you all love my story. It do motivate me.

Willie: She is my weekend lover, Cerok Tokun, and is located at Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

Sharkbytes said...

Maybe it was short, but it seems like a very secret and special place. I like the weathered steps.

Willie said...

I see. So you are from Penang then.

Small Footprints said...

Your sweat? LOL! Wonderful post and I really enjoy your photos!

Thanks for sharing your experience!

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