The next day Rizal my good friend from Jatiwangi, Indonesia arrived. I was so excited to see him again, but this meant that I would have to drive the car into town and pick him up. The car is an interesting one, a rust bucket on view, with a paper clip to switch the engine on, and a roll start to get going, but in lives a beefy engine, good wheels, and a heart well attuned to a bumpy as hell road. I made it down to Lenggong, with a few issues, the down was easy, it’s the up I was worried about. A boy on the side of the road with guitar, backpack and flanno jumps in, a smile, then off to the market to get dried coconut for the chickens, chicken heads for the dogs, and some food for ourselves.
|View of Kilang and out over the valley|
|The greenhouse, and building new planting boxes|
The sunrise and sunsets here were magnificent, One day Rizal and I were playing music outside looking over the mountainous ranges, when a monkey came and visited us, high up in a tree. I heard a loud noise across the river, just next to the Sugarcane plantation and I thought it was another monkey, it would have been a huge monkey! And after closer observation we realised it was a wild elephant feeding on bamboo, I was jumping up and down with excitement, I had never seen a wild elephant in my life, only in zoos or in Elephant farms in Thailand and Indonesia, it was such a beautiful experience to think I was living in a place where an elephant will walk by of an afternoon, I was truly in the jungle, and it felt great.
|cats whiskers, such a beautiful flower|
|the plantane almost ready|
|Lachumi, the farms new escape cow.|
|My pumpkin patch, planted one month before this photo was taken, |
they grew so amazingly fast, the soil here is magic
|following the elephants path through the forest|
|The massive Kilang and me enjoying some painting.|
|the crazy car|
|what a ride!|
|the main street of Lenggong|
|Junk percussion space ready to go!|
|A beautiful afternoon at sunset playing some music|
|The goats came by to have a peep at Rizal playing,|
as you an see this mumma is heavily pregnant!
|Anarchy, the most special dog i'v ever met.|
|Goodbye Landang! a heaven above the clouds.|