Friday, July 29, 2011

I continued

Our hike in Penang Hill went on after begging the pardon before squeezing ourselves through two chatting rocks. I never meant to poke into their affair, but had somehow overheard that my family were the only hikers who took up this part of hiking trail.

The trail is actually narrow with grasses overgrown at certain areas, rutted, steep and slippery at the others. We might confront with downhill bikers who were riding down the slopes. That was sure adventurous and fun, but it was a thin but long snake that tangled and hung from tree branches that made our adrenaline rush; it kept calm, we never seemed to be.

We were crazy also to climb the mossy stairs that went parallel with a drain, where the trek occasionally hid from us under thick fallen leaves; we were needed to climb over fallen trees, and to get out from entangled twigs and branches, only to find a bee that had been waiting for me for a morning; it waited for a morning, but needed just a couple of seconds to complete a "say cheese" session.

When zooming in, I saw lines of words in its eye: "Have you used to feeling like the old rubber press: Old, unused, and forgotten?"

"No, I am not as old, but am developing my eccentricities to be as remarkable when getting older."

29 comments:

betchai said...

the sight of snake hanging on a tree would surely made my adrenaline rush too. I love the wisdom you shared here,
"No, I am not as old, but am developing my eccentricities to be as remarkable when getting older."
- very remarkable. love the shots too.

TexWisGirl said...

:) i'm glad you made it through the trail without incident!

George said...

My eccentricities are also getting more remarkable as I get older. I'm very impressed with the rugged trail you took. We enjoy hiking, but I'm glad we've never met a snake hanging from a tree

Amin said...

Hello! Very beautiful photos...

Kirigalpoththa said...

It is the eccentric people who have brought this world to the present developed stage.

eileeninmd said...

What a great hike, sound sike a fun day. I have seen the snakes i the trees too. Love the photos.

Icy BC said...

Great answer to that question of the bee! I'm glad your family made it through the two chatting rocks...

Regina said...

I would like to of been that bee on the trek saying cheese! Theses are beautiful images from your day!!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

You can't be ancient- that trail looks pretty rugged.

AVCr8teur said...

The 2 chatting rocks must be happy to see someone taking their time to wander by instead of those bicyclist who never stop to enjoy their conversations.

One said...

Oh dear... you are Nutzzzz! Where did I get the idea from?

Ratty said...

You must have had an exciting and fun adventure. Seeing a snake is always an adventure.

Steve E said...

Wonderful blog, pictures, and writings.

A friend of mine hiked for 3 weeks on the Appalachian trail. In March he is planing to do the whole--approximately-- 2,181 miles (3,510 km).Plans a six-month hike, starting in state of Georgia, ending up in Maine ( the topmost state in the northeast part of US.)

I envy Peeps like you and him who are yet of an age to do these things. Thank you for blogging you own hike! SO interesting to me!

PEACE!

wenn said...

love the flower shot!

Grass said...

The short stories here always interesting and admirable, it is enjoyable to read.

Bananazஇ said...

Eccentricities keep us busy..been talking to my car while driving going nutzzz like 'One' said...hahaha.

Lrong said...

My friend, I like the way you squeezed yourself through the the two rocks... good thing you did not slip...

Shifan said...

Again you did a good job. Enjoyed your blog.

Ginnymo said...

That place always looks so spooky to me.. So many things to watch out for. You could fall and hurt yourself... But they are great photos though...Pretty flower!

Autumn Belle said...

A snake up a tree and a longkang down below. Add the moss covered steps, some grasses and 2 chatting rocks. Hey, this is what I call adventure!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

That trail remind me of my school holidays when I follow my aunt who tap rubber trees early in the morning before the sunrise.

Secondary Roads said...

What an interesting hike. I enjoyed sharing this portion of it with you today.

Tes said...

I gave you an award, Rainy. *Feel free to pick it up from my site. *hugs*

bengbeng said...

i like the last paragraph :)

Ruthi said...

"No, I am not as old, but am developing my eccentricities to be as remarkable when getting older." I love that line.

Ann said...

you were not scared you might get stuck in the narrow gap? Did you read the news in China how this teen aged kid was stuck in a narrow gap?

RNSANE said...

Dear rainfield...a snake hanging from a tree would have sent me racing down the hill lickety split! I do agree, though, the beautiful yellow flower and the bee would have been a sad thing to miss.

Amin said...

Thank You very much for these photos!

Frieda said...

Thanks for sharing your trip with us :)
Great pictures! I would have been so scared by the snake...