Tuesday, February 25, 2014

47th trip to Bintulu - 23 Feb'14 (55,000 km)

Mama Daisy getting ready for the long journey..

Inul take a last look at the garden.
 Mama Daisy was well informed about the journey to Bintulu a couple of days ago.  It's a family tradition. Fospa and fosma would normally talk to Mama about any intention to go travelling to Bintulu.  This makes her ready to adapt for the long journey.  Inul was also being informed a few days ago.  So today at about 9.30 am we left our home in Kuching to start our long journey to Bintulu.  On this 47th trip to Bintulu,  fospa decided not to make too many pit stops. Thus we only made pit stops at Serian for breakfast, Betong for lunch, Sibu for refuelling and finally Selangau for an early dinner.  We arrived Bintulu at 8.30 pm in fine weather.  Indeed there was no rain throughout the long 11 hours journey.
Road from Sibu town to Sibu airport.

Last roundabout after leaving Sibu towards the long journey to Bintulu..
From Sibu it is a 3-hours journey to Bintulu (inclusive of pitstop at Selangau)

Inul at Sibu pitstop

Selangau pitstop parking area.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

46th trip to Kuching - 8 Feb'14 (54,400 km)

Inul and Mama Daisy sharing the jump seat...

 On the 8th of February we took to the road again after staying slightly more than two months in Bintulu.  On this journey we were driven by fospa all the way from Bintulu to Kuching while fosma took care of us.  We started the journey around 9.30 am and arrived Kuching about 8.30 pm. We made many pit stops on this journey to take pictures, re-fuelling purposes and to cool down the car engine. The weather all the way was fine, without any rain.  The first pit stop was at Selangau (see inset) where we had an early lunch.  After that Sibu was just by-passed and we settled to take extended rest at Teku and the Temudok Rest Area.  The Temudok Rest Area is just out of the Sri Aman town and was re-opened after having renovated for about two months ago.  Below is the picture showing some renovations and new paintworks to the rest area building.
Temudok Rest Area, just outside the town of Sri Aman
 More views of rural Sarawak ...
Almost ripe - view of paddy fields before arriving the town of Sri Aman.

Pepper planting near Sri Aman

Pepper planting near Sri Aman

Old pepper posts still standing but not planted with pepper vines ...inter-crop with corn

Daisy being alerted on arrival..watches as the gate opens...
Ariival time 8.30 pm..
 With this 46th trip to Kuching we've clocked in another 600 km to our travel and thus the record now stands at 54, 400 km.