River Waltz


Approaching the jetty of our host as we end our river cruise

It was around 10:00 in the evening when we cruised the Pengkalan Datu River. There were no artificial lights seen along the way except from distant houses, from the torch of lone fisherman seen occasionally by the riverbank working on his net or trap, and from the headlights of the boat navigator. The water was so eerily still and quiet except for the sound of some huge fish jumping now and then.


We cruised that night on a boat just like this one

We were actually cruising deep in the night to see the fireflies. Those insects must be huge for I can see them flicker from distant trees and bushes as we ride along the river. Too bad the moon was very bright that the simultaneous flickering was not that spectacular. On the other hand, the full moon was perfect. It made the night so beautiful while we waltz along the river.


Pengkalan Datu River at sunset


Pengkalan Datu River at sunrise


2 responses to “River Waltz

  1. theheliopaths April 10, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    I really enjoy reading your posts. It’s simple yet

    well written. And the photos on your site are

    amazing 🙂 – Jon

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