Boat Paddling And Dead Trees At Lake Kenyir (Part 2)

Posted by : foongpc | Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | Published in


Continued from Part 1

It was time like this that I was really glad I wore a life jacket! But even though the life jacket could save my life, my camera and my handphone would never survive the water!

My friend saw the pool of water and assured me it was not the boat leaking. I could not believe he was that calm! I knew he could swim and I could not, but he did not have to be so damn calm about it.

I mean, we were somewhere in the middle of Lake Kenyir and I could not even see where the jetty was!

Look! I was so nervous I could not even take a decent picture. My thoughts were as blurred as this picture.

OK, I have to admit I may have over reacted a little bit, haha! The pool of water was not that big actually, and after paddling for some time, I noticed the water seeped in through a small hole at the side of the boat where my pedal was joined to my friend's pedal on the other side.

But that did not stop me from thinking that if we paddled long enough, the water leaking in would be enough to sink us. Of course, we could always bail the water out and judging by the slow rate of water leaking in, I would have no doubt about keeping the boat afloat. Haha, those were comforting thoughts indeed.

We reached the island we saw earlier and paddled round it.

Reaching the other side of the island, the Dead Trees were no longer in sight.

I noticed that the sun was about to set.

As we left the island behind us, I checked on the pool of water at my feet. I thought the pool was slightly bigger now though I could not be sure.

We saw another island ahead of us and my friend asked me whether I wanted to circle round that island as well.

I was thinking maybe we should head back to the jetty (wherever that was!) instead of paddling further away. I did not know how far we would have to travel going around that island!

Besides, we had clearly exceeded the one hour limit paddling on Lake Kenyir. Although we were given some flexibility on the time, thanks to the man who prepared our boat for us earlier, I did not know if he would be waiting at the jetty for us. It would not be so nice to keep him waiting too long, right?

And so we decided not to circle that island and headed back to the jetty although I was not quite sure if we were heading at the right direction. My sense of direction was pretty bad! LOL!

But along the way, both me and my friend were awed by the beautiful scenery of the lake.

Click on the photos for enlarged version.

The reflection of the sunset on the waters took my breath away! We paddled slower and took in the scenery.

In the beauty of that moment, I have forgotten about the boat leak. Even the thought about the man waiting for us at the jetty was no longer in my mind. I only knew there I was, with my friend and the whole of Lake Kenyir with the beautiful sunset in the sky.

My friend and I chatted about our blogging experience and our conversation extended to the topic about several bloggers we knew. If any of you bloggers wonder whether we talked about you, keep wondering 'cos I am not telling, haha! And please don't ask me who my blogger friend is 'cos I have promised him that I will not reveal his identity.

Soon, we saw the jetty ahead of us. I was a little sad that our boat paddling adventure was coming to an end.

I think I have bonded with my good blogger friend here. This must be one of my most memorable experience during my Lake Kenyir trip and the happy memories shall reside forever on this blog.

Coming Soon : My Paranormal Experience At Lake Kenyir (not for the faint hearted!!)


(87) Comments

  1. Anonymous

    With the recent tragic drowning incident, wearing a lifejacket is indeed very important when out in the waters.

    January 27, 2010 at 8:33 AM
  2. Anonymous

    The man should extend boat paddling to more than 1 hour. Coz not enuff time for you guys to paddle to the islands and gossip about whoever's on your mind...hehe ;)

    January 27, 2010 at 8:38 AM
  3. Admin T.H said...

    life jacket so important

    January 27, 2010 at 8:52 AM
  4. xin said...

    the view is so breath taking! i almost could feel myself being at the lake too! cant wait to read your not-for-the-faint-hearted experience

    January 27, 2010 at 8:58 AM
  5. wenn said...

    wow, such breathtaking view! love it!u had such memorable experience.

    January 27, 2010 at 9:46 AM
  6. [SK] said...

    aiyoh, i think you are over-reacted lah.. maybe it's the water splashing in while you were paddling lah..

    January 27, 2010 at 9:51 AM
  7. [SK] said...

    well, i think your friend is right.. always try to stay calm no matter what, because once you get freaked out, things will get messy..

    January 27, 2010 at 9:52 AM
  8. [SK] said...

    well since you have the life jacket, then just forget about the leak and enjoy the nice view..

    January 27, 2010 at 9:53 AM
  9. [SK] said...

    hmmm, gossipping about other bloggers huh!! so what did you both talked about me?? fat and always complaining but never take action?? :D

    January 27, 2010 at 9:54 AM
  10. [SK] said...

    oooh, paranormal experience at lake kenyir?? wow, so looking forward to it leh..

    January 27, 2010 at 9:55 AM
  11. Che-Cheh said...

    Love the last picture...with the clouds hovering the mountain.

    January 27, 2010 at 9:56 AM
  12. [SK] said...

    so what?? you were thrown into the lake by some undetermined force?? hahahaha~~ :D

    January 27, 2010 at 9:56 AM
  13. mNhL said...

    Beautiful scenery. No wonder you forgot about the boat leaking and the man waiting for u guys at the jetty. heheh....took away all your thoughts!

    January 27, 2010 at 10:38 AM
  14. Mariuca said...

    U oso cannot swim??? Hi-five! ;)

    January 27, 2010 at 11:09 AM
  15. Mariuca said...

    Love the last picture...gorgeous, almost magical... :)

    January 27, 2010 at 11:09 AM
  16. Kelvin said...

    I will not go into small boats to roam around, esp a leaking one! I am a total land animal...

    January 27, 2010 at 11:19 AM
  17. levian said...

    haha gosh, you sounded both excited n freaked out. you had me feeling afraid imagine myself in the middle of the lake as well. :p

    January 27, 2010 at 11:33 AM
  18. Cloudia said...

    You are a brave explorer. Can't wait to read your paranormal experience, Foong.

    Aloha, Friend!

    Comfort Spiral

    January 27, 2010 at 11:40 AM
  19. iamthewitch said...

    Ahh.. exciting adventure you have. I think it would have been romantic if you went with a girl hor :P

    January 27, 2010 at 1:28 PM
  20. Merryn said...

    Lol... I like it when ur thoughts are as blur as the picture! :P

    But I'd freaked out too coz I can't swim! A submerryn who cant swim! lol.. sure sink to the very bottom of the lake.. haha

    January 27, 2010 at 1:28 PM
  21. RoseBelle said...

    You brave little soul! I don't know how to swim either and never in a million year would I go paddling in a big lake without a life jacket! Well, I guess logically at least you were with someone who could swim. That's a beautiful sunset at the lake. Very peaceful and something you can take a moment out of life's hectic schedule to relax and enjoy...on land :)

    January 27, 2010 at 4:29 PM
  22. lina said...

    Boat paddling experience already so suspenseful... how lah the paranormal experience post will be?
    Scares man!
    Better not read your blog at night for the next post. LOL

    January 27, 2010 at 6:49 PM
  23. Ken Wooi said...

    nice view of the lake..
    even the blurred picture looks nice. haha.. your friend is calm, thanks to him you have confidence that you'll "survive" haha..

    talking about other bloggers? well, i also do that too.. =P

    January 27, 2010 at 8:34 PM
  24. Superman said...

    The view is really nice at lake kenyir. Can tell from your nice photos.
    It must be so fun paddling in the lake with such a nice view. Yaloh, really need to wear life jacket and don't panic when doing water sports.

    January 27, 2010 at 8:44 PM
  25. Reanaclaire said... u r saved...hahaa.. otherwise where got this post! if i were there, i sure will pester yr fren till he bosan!! view or no view, i wanna go back... hahaha...

    January 27, 2010 at 11:48 PM
  26. Faisal Admar said...

    omg. you kidding right?

    January 28, 2010 at 12:51 AM
  27. Faisal Admar said...

    i hate paddling :P

    i can swim... but hate big lake/river or sea! :D

    January 28, 2010 at 12:52 AM
  28. Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) said...

    Don't worry, I would have reacted the same way as you ... LOL!

    January 28, 2010 at 7:41 AM
  29. foongpc said...

    mei teng, yes life jacket is important even if you know how to swim. Haha, he did extend it so we were happily gossiping away! : )

    January 28, 2010 at 10:35 AM
  30. foongpc said...

    T.H, yes indeed!

    January 28, 2010 at 10:35 AM
  31. foongpc said...

    xin, indeed very nice view. Will post my scary experience soon : )

    January 28, 2010 at 10:36 AM
  32. foongpc said...

    wenn, thanks! It was truly a memorable experience for me : )

    January 28, 2010 at 10:37 AM
  33. foongpc said...

    SK, it's definitely not the water splashing in while we were paddling, haha!

    I was not only worried about my life, but also my camera and handphone, so life jacket was not the cure!

    Haha! Did we gossip about you? Can't remember ; )

    January 28, 2010 at 10:40 AM
  34. foongpc said...

    che-cheh, glad you like it! : )

    January 28, 2010 at 10:40 AM
  35. foongpc said...

    SK, no we were not thrown off the boat into the lake by some unseen forces haha! It happened at night when I returned to my chalet. Will blog about it soon : )

    January 28, 2010 at 10:41 AM
  36. foongpc said...

    mnhl, yes the beautiful scenery did take away all my fears and worries : )

    January 28, 2010 at 10:42 AM
  37. foongpc said...

    mariuca, yeah can't swim to save my life! But can float for several seconds, haha!

    Yeah, I love that last photo too! : )

    January 28, 2010 at 10:43 AM
  38. foongpc said...

    kelvin, so you don't go on river and lake cruises? But you should! : )

    January 28, 2010 at 10:44 AM
  39. foongpc said...

    levian, haha yes both excited and freaked out is a good description! : )

    January 28, 2010 at 10:45 AM
  40. foongpc said...

    cloudia, thanks! Will blog about my paranormal experience soon : )

    January 28, 2010 at 10:46 AM
  41. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, probably depends which girl I went with, haha!

    January 28, 2010 at 10:46 AM
  42. foongpc said...

    merryn, oh thanks. Sometimes in my daily life, my thoughts are as blur as that picture!!

    Haha, you can't swim too? Gimme 5! : )

    January 28, 2010 at 10:47 AM
  43. foongpc said...

    rose belle, we did put on our life jackets so it was not to scary for me, haha! Yes, beautiful sunset - love it! : )

    January 28, 2010 at 10:48 AM
  44. foongpc said...

    lina, haha paranormal experience more suspenseful than this boat paddling! Yeah, better make sure you read during the day time when the sun is bright and shining : )

    January 28, 2010 at 10:49 AM
  45. foongpc said...

    kenwooi,thanks! Oh you like the blur picture? Haha, my thoughts are sometimes blur like that ; )

    So you gossip about other bloggers too, eh? Join the gang! : )

    January 28, 2010 at 10:50 AM
  46. foongpc said...

    superman, thanks glad you like the photos. It was indeed a fun and enjoyable experience although I had some panicky moments : )

    January 28, 2010 at 10:51 AM
  47. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, haha like that, I think you better not go for any boat ride! : )

    January 28, 2010 at 10:52 AM
  48. foongpc said...

    faisal, you can swim but hate paddling and the big lake/river/sea? Why?

    January 28, 2010 at 10:53 AM
  49. foongpc said...

    nick phillips, haha I know you would ; )

    January 28, 2010 at 10:53 AM
  50. Faisal Admar said...

    because first, i just hate paddling like i hate jogging. i think it's boring! :)

    river, is dirty. same goes with lake. sea, hate the wave! :)

    January 28, 2010 at 12:46 PM
  51. foongpc said...

    faisal, but I love jogging! I know it's boring for some people but for me, I enjoy it unless it's jogging on the treadmill in the gym. That's boring! But I love nature and I always enjoy jogging in the park. So relaxing!

    Haha, you seem to really hate the river and sea and lake. So I guess you will never swim in the sea? : )

    January 28, 2010 at 12:52 PM
  52. Anonymous

    Look very tired eh with the pedal! lol

    January 28, 2010 at 3:04 PM
  53. CH Voon said...

    It is good to know that u are ok.
    I knew it from the previous comment you leave as well. Just a joke.

    January 28, 2010 at 3:06 PM
  54. CH Voon said...

    The view is good great… i think more than 2 hours u on the boat!

    January 28, 2010 at 3:06 PM
  55. day-dreamer said...

    Awesome views indeed!

    January 28, 2010 at 7:34 PM
  56. Bengbeng said...

    beautiful pics. u r a brave man to b out there on the lake

    January 28, 2010 at 9:03 PM
  57. Hanging lamps said...

    I would not recommend it, all the women that I know that became pregnant they stopped paddling..If your team is easy going and you wouldn't put stain on your body I would..

    January 28, 2010 at 9:21 PM
  58. bluedreamer27 said...

    i know it sounds weird but the place reminds me of the film "anaconda".. for some reason yikes

    January 29, 2010 at 1:58 AM
  59. Ayie said...

    I admit, the scene is breathtaking but you channeled my attention with your coming soon post...

    I had a quick looks at lina' time for spamming lately, hopefully I'll get to catch up with you soon =)

    January 29, 2010 at 6:56 AM
  60. HappySurfer said...

    Having a life-jacket on is no guarantee of not drowning (two of the people who died in the water incident in Penang recently had life-jacket on) but it is a lot safer than having none on, of course.

    January 29, 2010 at 12:50 PM
  61. HappySurfer said...

    Awesome scenery, alright! No compass to show you back to the jetty? And yet you were able to paddle back to homebase. Not bad.

    January 29, 2010 at 12:51 PM
  62. HappySurfer said...

    I think I would have panicked too looking at the water leaking in. So, did you inform the man after the paddle so that the hole can be patched up?

    January 29, 2010 at 12:53 PM
  63. HappySurfer said...

    Aww! Most unfortunate that you encountered something paranormal but you seem so cool about it. Btw, Foong, remember the woman on the tree trunk that shows up in one of your pictures of one of your jogs? Did you have the chance to check it out?

    Looking forward to reading about your paranormal experience.

    January 29, 2010 at 12:57 PM
  64. CheaHSan said...

    Like all the pictures of the lake and love most is the last picture with the ripples, clouds & greens. With your kind permission can save it as my wallpaper? Thanks

    January 29, 2010 at 3:47 PM
  65. Monica said...

    Foong, i oso cannot swim LOL!

    January 29, 2010 at 5:52 PM
  66. Monica said...

    aha! gossiped abt other bloggers :D

    January 29, 2010 at 5:55 PM
  67. Monica said...

    i love the sunset reflecting off the beautiful!

    January 29, 2010 at 5:59 PM
  68. Shopping in Las Vegas said...

    Good advice in this post safety jacket is very necessary when we doing any risk work.

    January 30, 2010 at 11:40 PM
  69. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    Great adventure and nice photos of the lake with the reflection and the dead trees reminds me of Lake Chini. Like all of them. Thanks so much.

    January 31, 2010 at 11:17 AM
  70. foongpc said...

    joshua, it's tiring but fun! : )

    January 31, 2010 at 10:33 PM
  71. foongpc said...

    CH Voon, yes loved the view and yeah, we spent almost 2 hours on the boat! : )

    January 31, 2010 at 10:35 PM
  72. foongpc said...

    day-dreamer, yes indeed! : )

    January 31, 2010 at 10:35 PM
  73. foongpc said...

    bengbeng, oh not really brave lah, haha.

    January 31, 2010 at 10:36 PM
  74. foongpc said...

    hanging lamps, huh? Not sure what you are talking about : )

    January 31, 2010 at 10:36 PM
  75. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer27, reminds you of Anaconda? No, no, it does not look anything like it! Maybe my photos gave you that false impression, haha! : )

    January 31, 2010 at 10:37 PM
  76. foongpc said...

    ayie, my paranormal story will be up soon! Looking forward to spamming Lina's blog with you. Haha!

    January 31, 2010 at 10:42 PM
  77. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, yes no guarantees even with life jacket on.

    No compass but we managed to get back : )

    I think the hole is supposed to be there - not meant to be patched up.

    Oh yes! remember that woman on that tree trunk at FRIM! Haven't got the chance to go there again to check it out, but I think I will definitely go there again one of these days! : )

    January 31, 2010 at 10:45 PM
  78. foongpc said...

    cheahs@n, sure : )

    January 31, 2010 at 10:46 PM
  79. foongpc said...

    monica, yes I knew that already, but you still love going to beaches and swimming pool right? Haha.

    Yeah,. we gossipped about other bloggers - that's fun!

    The sunset reflecting off the water - love it! : )

    January 31, 2010 at 10:48 PM
  80. foongpc said...

    shopping in las vegas, yes agree with you! : )

    January 31, 2010 at 10:49 PM
  81. foongpc said...

    bananaz, lake Chini? I haven't been there before - hope can go there one day! : )

    January 31, 2010 at 10:49 PM
  82. jam said...

    Should we go kayaking in Redang, Foong? Since you enjoy boat paddling so much!

    February 1, 2010 at 2:32 PM
  83. Shopping in Las Vegas said...

    Yes very good site for giving a good information for wearing a safety jacket.

    February 1, 2010 at 8:46 PM
  84. foongpc said...

    jam, I don't mind but how to do kayaking with the three of us? I will have to find a partner, don't I?

    February 2, 2010 at 11:31 AM
  85. Hanging lamps said...

    Paddle on the right to go left. Paddle on the left to go right. Or, paddle on one side and use your paddle as a rudder at the end of your stroke to keep your self going straight, or to turn.

    February 9, 2010 at 8:22 PM
  86. Hanging lamps said...

    I also got enjoy paddling with boat in Sukhna lake Chandigarh..

    February 19, 2010 at 6:43 PM
  87. Hanging lamps said...

    Who invented the steam boat/ paddle boat?

    April 1, 2010 at 4:48 PM