Mud volcano and flying the Code Zero

We left Lahad Datu, the rally boats stuffed to their gunwales with guests who were joining us for a party at Silam, our next destination. But before that we just had to visit the local mud volcano…

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Searching for Borneo’s pygmy elephants

Our chances of seeing them were deemed to be low by local experts who told us that they had headed hundreds of miles away. No guided tours were on offer. Undaunted and with the fatalism of all seafarers, we headed off to look for them in the small tributaries of the river.

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Sailing into the jungle

The Kinabatangan River, at 342 miles, is the second longest river in Malaysia. Bordered by mangroves, rain forest, limestone caves and swamps, it’s like nowhere we have sailed before.

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Gunung Mulu National Park

What’s the opposite of sailing? Jungle walking on a mountain, of course! And Gunung Mulu National Park is just the place to do it. We spent three days walking through the tropical rainforest of Sarawak in central Borneo at this UNESCO site. It was the perfect place for some R&R after days of heavy sailing and copious editing. Mulu was … Read More

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We are hopping mad!

We checked out of the Anambas, said goodbye to the friends we had made there and wondered if we would ever come back. How many changes does that beautiful place have ahead of it?

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