Wednesday 27 February 2013

Trekking in Penang National Park

We caught bus number 101 today which goes from Georgetown, past Batu Ferringhi and as far as Taman Negara Pulau Penang. I think this means Penang National Park in Malaysian.
It is an excellent park which is free to visit and they have a Park Office where you register and tell them where you are going, presumably so that they can rescue you if you don't return.
We spent almost four hours wandering up and down its trails and saw very few other people fortunately, as it was very hot and sweaty work.
Our walk took us to turtle beach and we saw a few babies that were five days old and were due to be released very soon.
Apparently, only one in 5,000 baby turtles survives to become an adult.
Our journey was very undulating and rocky and at one point we were walking up a track where buffalo used to haul tree trunks. None of them around today but we were glared at by a massive lizard that we disturbed who was taking a nap on the pathway. I think was about six feet long!


  1. How come Daz looks like he's been trekking through the jungle, machete at the ready, while you look like you're having a lazy day at the beach? Are you sure you were both on the same trip?
    At least you've both got the same subdued footwear.

  2. I know what you mean and I really liked the jungly pictures. I had wanted to include the one of the massive lizard but took so long to get my camera ready that it had started walking away. I was quite pleased about this as at least it wasn't going to kill us and drag us off to eat later. Anyway, I went for the beach pic instead. Glad you like the trainers (or do you) Daz's are particularly noticeable, one foot is blue and the other red.