Splashing time at KKB falls
D area is surrounded by rolling hills, lush jungle n greenery … very scenic, I must say. Certainly hs a lot of potential as a eco-tourism area n ideal for picnics, but perhaps it’s best for us dat it remains largely undiscovered n secluded. Couldn’t get any decent shots of d surrounding area as d designated lookout point hs bn shrouded by trees, so v headed straight for d falls.
D indigenous people were friendly n even hd deir own dogs to help keep watch n accompany dem, cool. Wonder why people call dem primitive as I reckon dey must b pretty smart to hv figured out who 'Man's Best Friend' is ... way b4 d phrase was coined. Dogs in dis country will hv a better image if only d civilised society cn b more open n understanding bout K9s, something which d ‘orang asli’ folks hv bn doing for a long, long time. Think bout it ...
V played mostly downstream where d current was mild. D GRs were in deir element, swimming up n down, to n fro like true retrievers do n dey pretty much ruled d stream. Everywhere I turned, there dey were n I lost count at 6. Apart from d GRs, was a mixed lot with Schnauzers, Pekingese, Shih Tzus, JRTs, Dobermans, Mixys, a Lab, Beagle, Dalmation n Spaniel making waves.
Bar a couple of minor squabbles involving terriers (yet again) n a beagle, most got along n were well behaved. I was too busy playing to notice or mayb I’m just getting more mellow with age n not so keen on wrestling matches anymore … or maybe it’s just 1 of my rare off days. 1st time at d falls n tell u wat, d water is really cold, brrrrr … absolutely chilling! Even d humans kept deir clothes on mostly. No wonder d GRs with deir thick coats loved it. Did a little surfing on my board, swam a bit n it took awhile for some of us smaller dogs to figure out how to climb out of d stream.
D larger dogs hd it easier coz d stream was nose deep at parts so dey cld touch d bottom with deir hind legs n prop deir heads above water, tip toeing like d humans. Whereas smaller dogs like me hd to perform cliffhanging maneuvers at d riverbank rocks to inch our way up to dry land. Later, v discovered a more agreeable docking bay amongst d shrubs lower down.
Many were keen on trying out d surfboard n after awhile, there was even a queue to get onto it. Here’s Venus in traditional surfer mode, Bentley in ninja surfer mode n Max d Lab trying to do a 2some with Piper … ever get dat sinking feeling? At 1 stage, Dookie got carried away n jumped onto Max’s head while in d water thinking he cld surf on top of dat as well??! … I pretended not to know him after dat.
Come midday, most were ready to make a move but as I was already addicted to d dock diving bit, my owners decided to stay on for awhile. Later on, v scouted d river mouth n den moved upstream to d waterfalls where d water was crystal clear n large smooth boulders dotted d area. Current was stronger here so hd to b careful not to drop my ball in d swirling waters. Tried to con my owner to step into d deep end but he wasnt having any of dat, chicken.