But first, the trek to the Wonderland
09.11.2016 - 09.11.2016
Getting out of the humungous man-made lake and out of the speedboat plus being careful not to slip was not an easy task. The waterfall trek was at the Sungai Ruok Waterfall. A 5 minute ride from where we stopped our houseboat (which was in the middle of pretty much, nowhere). All I saw was puddles of stones, sand and water mixed together. I immediately started to regret my choice of going, especially on a rainy day where the clouds covered every bit of sun and even more water was piling in the puddles. I do not advise planning to go trekking on any day that has a suspicion of rain. I hesitantly stepped down towards all the murky water, and all I could feel was all the water seeping into my shoes, creeping into my socks. I was complaining as my other friends were struggling behind me, also talking about how frustratingly annoying this trek was. Complaining altogether did make the water trek better. I continued slowly, and as I did, heavier rain started pouring down, which only made it worse.
One good thing about the trek was that as I knew we were going to swim. So I might as well get wet, going on a rainy day may not be the worst thing overall. I was terrified that I might slip, then die. This waterfall trek gets a double thumbs down from me especially, in the rain.
As we continued to hike up the trail, whenever I saw a rope that we could hold onto, I would grab it as fast as I could, so I wouldn’t have to worry about sliding off, and cracking my head which meant possibly dying. Although that wouldn't be so bad right now? We got to the top and I could see the clear water from the waterfall and the loud harsh sound that all the glimmering water made when smashing into the rocks below. The scene around me was so natural and felt so realistic, as if I had been captured by nature and it was all I could see, feel or hear. This waterfall scene was definitely worth all the struggles of climbing the trek. So I guess it's actually a double thumbs up!