5 degree 41.0N
118 degree 23.0E
About 30 families live here. Most of the village is powered by Solar. So we feel at home. There are no roads.
We met Azmie Pading, (013-5589142) and went for a great jungle hike with him, saw all sorts of footprints, birds and leeches.. At the night boat ride he spotted some great FIRSTS = new birds for Marijke's picture album.
The local resort (almost next to us)has a great boardwalk through the swamp ( they ok-ed us to use it). Again many (first) birds. And this morning Marijke even spotted a Uran Utan very near by. (of course she notified the resort guests...Were they happy!)
The tide (+1.40) looks sort of okay tomorrow ( Jan 11) at about 4 pm. Yes we plan to Exit the Kinabatanga River. Lets hope the swell at the bar is minimal, and with the little wind and odd rain showers of today/tomorrow it might be.