Saturday, February 14, 2009
It was worth the long walk and climb. A good exercise too. On the way we met many friendly hikers. We were greeting each other. If not mistaken, true hikers do that. Sometimes someone would just stop to have a chat with me. Perhaps I look friendly????? Oh well, I am friendly anyway. Half way through, I decided to whistle some Australian songs. I am sure that 'Waltzing Matilda' is very familiar to you. Then the Australian national anthem came to my mind...and I was whistling to the tune too. Ermmm, minus the attention.
In the forest, I can hear an orchestra played by birds and crickets. It was so beautifully played. When you go trekking, do not forget to savour the sound of natural music. Open up your ears and listen....Then open your eyes to look out for nature's world. My husband was walking so fast and I felt sorry for he doesn't know how to appreciate such prettiness. I was taking pictures of tree trunks with ants crawling, bark of trees, leaves on the path....I hate to miss all these art of nature. Well, who knows one day I may find myself hiking alone into the forest so to be able to enjoy the serenity of the forest.
See the angry face???? Hehehe well, after the huffing and puffing everything was calmed down. These were just the beginning of the journey. But it was worth all the sweating. It is adventurous. I got to take pictures of the trees, mushrooms and even a high flying eagle. I just love the beauty of the beach and it was crowded.
After several unsuccessful attempts to hike to Pantai Keracut, we finally decided to go there on the 9th of February by hook or by crook. I was very as usual very eager about the trekking. The day before I was worried about my over excited tummy. For your information when I get too excited I want to go to the loo to shit. Lol that is rather very straight forward. But really I have been having this bad habit since my younger days.
To be precised I did have some kind of queasy feeling on that early morning. It got worst when my husband kept delaying. We nearly had a quarrel as I hate wasting time. He can be very slow, taking his own sweet time.
Then finally we were on our way with my queasiness. Just as we turn the corner into Lengkok Erskine, he blurted out that he had forgotten his cap. Geez, that really made me flare up as it was already 8am. And he had planned to stop for breakfast and buy something for lunch. I was irritated and told him to forget the cap as we would be too late and my bowels may not last at all. He got a little angry (male menopause) and said that it was still early. Oh boy oh boy, what a good start for the day!!!!!!!
This is one pair of sandals which I found very comfortable. I had been hunting for a good pair of multipurpose shoes or sandals for years. And had not been able to find one that I had dreamt of. Then one fine day as I was browsing through 'The Star' newspaper, I came across this article which was introducing these two brands of footwear. They were 'Saloman' and 'Keen'. The price of them made my eyes popped out as never in my live have I ever thought of investing in such a high price for footwears. It ranges from RM370 and above.
I went into the website and was perturbed to know the details and the different designs. Then I found that they were sold at World of Sports in Gurney Plaza. I spotted the sandals but seeing the unbelievable price put me off.
Well, during the Chinese New Year, I went to visit my aunt. She is from Seattle, USA. And she was all excited about her new pair of sports shoes. I was curious and started to asked questions. And the kind of brand. When she mentioned 'Saloman', I jumped up like an excited puppy. She showed me her shoes proudly and was telling me all the good things about it. Then I put my feet into them. Though her size was too big for me, I went 'oh' and 'ahhhh' as it was so comfortable. The cushioning was so soft and it is very light.
The next few days, I went to Gurney Plaza and I walked into World of Sports but unfortunately they did not have 'Saloman' my size. I have tiny feet. Actually kids' size. Sadly I walked out. But after going one round at the shopping complex, I decided to walk back in again as I did truly want to get myself a good pair of shoes. The sales personal smile at me as I was too persistant. I looked round and sported 'Keen'. Remembering that I did went to its website too, I knew it was another good expensive brand. But it was on sales (30% off). I tried on the sandals - ladies' size 5. It fitted. I felt like hugging the sale personal. Immediately I bought the pair.
A couple of days later, I went to get another pair of a different design as I want to make sure that I have an extra since my size is an 'outstanding' one. The second pair is blue in colour. It is very light and airy. And it is waterproof as well.
On the second week I went hiking to Pantai Keracut. I swear that my feet never felt so comfortable walking for hours. I dare say that it is worth the money paid. Finally I have a pair of good walking, climbing, running and jumping sandals...no wonder it is call a hybrid.