Saturday, January 9, 2010

And It Was Gone

"Time is a teacher, oh it's taught me well."

And when I came back to the quiet corner, I saw nothing at all.

I saw no dead wood, no statue, and no dead or living monitor lizard on that piece of dead wood. That "thing" had moved away. It was then proven to be a living thing. Was it a monitor lizard or simply a crocodile? I rather say it was the former since I used to see monitor lizards, either swimming inside the dam or just wandering around, like me. I have yet to see any fight between these two animals. If both of them do exist, the fight must be as fierce as the shooting of my camera.

And I continue to scan the surrounding during and after my hiking.

The surrounding may sometime look mysterious or eerie? Eerie, according to Cambridge Dictionaries online, is unnerving or unusual in a way that suggests a connection with the supernatural. I always have the eerie feeling here and there, now and then inside the jungle. I always ask for confidence from my Protector. We need higher level to help resolving this supernatural feeling.

And then I am ready to travel again.

22 comments:

George said...

I think I can understand how you get an eerie feeling in the jungle. I haven't hiked through the jungle, but I have hiked through dark woods and have gotten the same feeling.

Diane AZ said...

It was big, whatever it was, still a mystery. When I walk in the woods, even when I can't see any creatures, I wonder how many eyes are watching me.

Misalyn said...

When I was young, about 5 or 6 years old, my granda used to ask me if I would like to stay with her. Her house was in the woods. There were times that I felt that there were creatures watching me.

You were alone when you hike today? Where is your dog?

betchai said...

thought it may be gone, but its memories stay, and you have it in the other picture.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

That was too scary for my liking. When I do my garden walks, though I'd never come across something like that, I am always on the lookout for snakes and critters. You have to be aware especially when you have an eerie feeling. That's your intuition telling you beware. You are a brave one rainfield.

Cheryl said...

I too can understand how one would have an eerie feeling here. I sometimes get that feeling when I am hiking in the woods.

Icy BC said...

I don't like going into jungle, too eerie, and bad memory!

SquirrelQueen said...

Very interesting Rainfield, you proved it was a living creature. How exciting. I sometimes get an eerie feeling when walking in the woods but that does keep me from my hikes either.

rainfield61 said...

George: The more eerie, the more adventuruos it is, and my journey continues.

Diane: For sure there are many eyes watching us, no matter where we are. Some are taking care of us, some are on the opposite site.

Misalyn: I was not alone in the woods. There are many other hikers around if I do not choose, which I seldom do, to hike at a remore area.
By the way, it is too early to wake up my dog up for the morning hiking. LOL.

betchai: Yes, memories stay. It may come back, who know?

Poetic Shutterbug: There are many hiking trails at Cerok Tokun. Some are easy, and some are full of challenges. Without a company, I shall not go for later. That means, I am not brave enough. LOL.

Cheryl: When will you do when you have that eerie feeling? Sometimes I speed up, sometimes I run. Hahaha...

Icy BC: Bad memory? It is "fun" to know more about you "secret".

SquirrelQueen: It is for sure a living thing. Is it a lizard or a crocodile? Nobody knows.
The creature knows my secret for not knowing its identity.

Cher said...

it may be gone but the mystery lingers... just glad you have a Protector while hiking. ;)

wenn said...

interesting!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Rainfield, Happy new year. Wow! I love your pictures. Outstanding shots.
The saying is, 'a picture tells a thousand words'...
yours tell in three thousand and eloquently too.

I have always love the beauty, the silence and the solitude of jungles or forests. To be with nature.

You keep well and have fun and keep a song in your heart, best regards, Lee.

Sharodindu said...

The lost symbol of fading existence of the animal....still it is very interesting with the lines you have written....
Keep on hiking...I may join some day...when i'll be far away of this rate race where I'm in now :)

roentarre said...

It is natural to feel the presence of jungle and fear the unknown.

Funnily that I work in a ward that has 2 haunted rooms. It is spooky at night when you heard voices from the room while it was empty...

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

This place reminds me of a scene in the last book of Harry Porter series. The jungle itself can be quite eerie, now with the waste sea and high mountains, it is even more imposing. You are wise as not to venture too far when alone. You family members will thank you for it.

Kirigalpoththa said...

I knew it was a live croc that you saw early :)

Tes said...

Good thing you captured it in the other picture... Whoa, what could it be? Even I am curious. Very mysterious!

Bangchik said...

Its fair to have eerie feeling in the jungle. We are trespassing dear Rainie, and "they" dont shoot down trespassers with deadly arrows. they just brush our neck with a light airy blow... ~bangchik

Mei Teng said...

Murky waters is likely where crocs could be beneath the waters. Like the brown river of Kinabatangan.

Pacey said...

I guess it was hiding from, that day it was camera shy. :)

Ratty said...

Hmm, somehow I missed this post until now. I understand getting an eerie feeling while hiking. I sometimes get a feeling like that, but my forests are generally not very dangerous, so I ignore them almost completely. I don't live in a warm enough climate, like you, where the dangerous animals can be around a quiet corner when I least suspect. A good, thought inspiring post.

Ayie said...

I believe that we have our own protectors "angel de la guardia" to keep us safe at all times