Gunung Mulu National Park: Bats Watching
After Deer Cave, we went back to the Bats Observatory to wait for the bats to come out! The sky was giving us hint after hint that it would rain but we hung on. We prayed for the rain to go away by repeatedly singing the song with the same message.
Then someone shouted, “There! The bats are coming out!”
Another person had to dampen our spirits by saying, ” Those are hornbills lah!”
Huh? So, where were the bats lah?!
We were still sitting where we were when we noticed the crowd slowly dispersing.
Their guides were telling them that the bats will not come out that evening because the rain was coming.
Oh, should we go back too?
As we dragged our feet to leave, the rain started pouring!
Thank goodness, we had our ponchos!
Quickly dear cousin protected her DSLR and quickly I took out my waterproof Pentax!
Raining also want to take pictures wor….
When day two came, we carried on with our scheduled tour in the morning. We were dead tired, that afternoon, when we got back to our rooms for a rest! Err, the rest ended up a nap lei! Hahaha!
Eyes opened saja, asked:
“Now, are we going to watch bats or not?”
Aiyah, we were like four musketeers “One for All and All for One” one!
When all say go, all go lah!
Once again, we sat facing the same direction!
Everyone was looking at this hole. Oophs! Opening lah! Hahaha!
Everyone expected the bats to fly out from this place, but….
They are out!
Hah? Where??? Nothing came out from the hole what!!
Ahhh… They were flying from the top lah!
Yah! That patch of black snake like pattern in the sky!
Eh? Why one batch flew out and a few flew back?
“Those few are going back to report to the rest where to go.”
One person was telling another. Err, true or not one???
The rest of the watch went like this:
“Wow! There they come again! This batch bigger than just now!”
“Wah! This batch very long! Still coming!”
“Eh! Another batch coming out! Look!”
“Look at the pattern! Everytime different one!”
“See! Thicker lines this round! Awesome!”
“Hey! Another batch coming out so fast! Can see that new batch there?!”
“So many! Really non stop one hor?”
“Still got lei! Two rows! See, see!”
“Aiyak! Neck pain! Still got ah?”
“Ahahaha! When is this going to end?!”
“Hai yau ah? (Still got?) I better lie down and watch….”
“Why lah? Now they are flying to another direction?”
“Still wanna watch ke?”
“I think enough lah! We still got to catch the next tour after dinner.
Jom! Let’s go for dinner! Remember we still have a long way to walk back!
Let’s go! Let’s go!”
If you rather watch bats in motion, click ‘play’ and you will find plenty flying above!!
Our toughest cave adventure coming in the next post!