|The skies of Borneo gave us one last show the night before departure. Lightning, rain, and unparalleled beauty!|
The Last Full Day in Borneo…
The last full day always brings up mixed emotions: sadness that my journey is coming to an end; that we will part as a group and most of us will never see each other again; that I am leaving Borneo; that this may be my last opportunity to experience an adventure with Earth Expeditions. Likewise, it brings emotions of excitement and happiness when I think of getting back to Christi, Rigley, Rock and Danger. It is important that I remind myself how much I thought of them during times of frustration. As I write this I can see Danger’s face, grinning one floppy ear to the next, nose all wrinkled up as he greets me with a big smile every day, rain or shine, bad day or good day, crabby or happy. I appreciate the life lesson he teaches me: love unconditionally.
I’ve got of presentations today. My Inquiry group is presenting our data on vertebrate biodiversity along the Kinabatangan River and I will be presenting my paper (get ready for this outlandish title) “Examining the Ecological Role of Primates: Understanding the relationship between Primates and their natural environment in Borneo and the argument for sustaining ecological relationships as a conservation tool” (I have been reading so many journal articles lately with monstrous titles, I figured my paper should reflect that as well, why not!) along with the rest of my Discussion group. It is a good think the ceiling fans are turned up high, because it is going to be a lot of sitting around for the next few hours…
NOTE: Journal “take 2” has been found!!! This is the journal that contained the first 7 days or so of my trip. When we reached Danau Girang Field Center, I realized it was gone when my side pocket was open. I figured it must have fallen out somewhere along the way. Jose P. called back to Sukau and they were able to find it in a vehicle at the village. Ahbam is going to deliver it to the Jetty on the day we depart from DGFC. I AM ELATED!
|Our fearless instructors: Jill and Jose|
|Journal #2 has been recovered!!!!|