After a short mid-day siesta, we join Jerry, another pleasant Park ranger, for the afternoon visit to the other 2 famous caves - Lang and Deer.
Aina hurriedly arrives at the rendezvous point …
… and soon we are treading the same boardwalk we took yesterday to see the bats.
After a 45-min walk, we arrive at the Bat Lookout again, with the caves some 400m away. But it begins to drizzle so we take refuge at the Lookout rest hut.
As the weather improves, we approach the caves, Lang Cave first, named after a local Berawan hunter, called … Lang. Nice story on this cave HERE.
Along the way, magnificent giant yams.
We come to the cave entrance. I notice most cave entrances look plain and boring, until you step inside.
A bit of education first. Lang Cave is relatively small and cute, a boutique cave if I may say so.
I step into the cave and look back …
… and more amazing sights lie ahead.
This cave is also a youngster, relative to the others.
The ceiling is low, and there are wavy things up there, not found in other caves.
Still more wavy stuff at the ceiling.
Low ceiling, narrow path, so we single-file.
An alien being, deep-frozen.
Special type of stalactite.
More of the stuff hanging from the ceiling here …
… and here.
And then there are things that look like stacks of blobs.
I wonder how old this pole is? Millions of years, for sure.
A stalactite and a stalagmite kissing at last.
Lang Cave is indeed petite and pretty, and so with a heavy heart I find myself leaving it …
… and strolling towards the mother of ‘em all, Deer Cave, just several hundred metres away.
TO BE CONTINUED …