Saturday

Wild Goose Chase - Random Search

My all time favorite activity - wild goose chase, this time did it with my daughter. In fact she was the one who proposed it, after an unsatisfied lunch outing. Her first question was, 'you don't have the GPS with you now, anyways do you think we could go for a long drive to somewhere new?' for which I said, 'thatz the fun part, letz go'. Without target, started our trip on a road that I have seldom driven and after say 20KM, saw a signboard, 'Anjung Jetty'. I've been there once to check out the boat timings to Pualau Besar, but by then I had used GPS. I thought, I might be able to find the route, but we ended up in a small fishermen jetty instead!

Unknown Jetty in a small fishing village near Melaka

Few young chaps were lazing around, and we were uncomfortable to get down and ask for directions...better to be safe than regrets, right? So, we just made an u-turn from there and within few mts, we saw this...

Monkey pet!?

It was a very narrow road and I didn't realize that I was blocking the way until, an old man slowed down in front of us and tried to cross us. It gave me a chance to wind down the car window and ask for directions. We were in for luck, he told that we were about 1 KM away from Anjung jetty, if we took that unkempt road ahead of us. He added that he was on the way to that place and we could just follow him.

After driving for about a minute, the road was getting worst, but the scenery was breath taking, no-mans land on one side and beautiful sea on the other side. I couldn't enjoy the view, I was a bit apprehensive and wondered if I had made the right decision by following a stranger. What if something terrible happens, like a flat tire or someone stops us midway with a knife etc..My daughter too voiced out similar concerns. But then, we calmed ourselves by telling that we would NOT open the door or STOP the car until we reached civilization.

That 5 mins of nerve-wracking drive felt like we were driving forever. We reached the jetty safely and parked the car to get down for some fresh air and clicked these shots...

SOOC and Shadow Shot Sunday2

Scenic Sunday

Going on an unplanned long drive is always fun and at times a bit of tension as well, but that adds up the thrill!

17 comments:

ladyfi said...

Lovely scenery indeed!

Carletta said...

The monkey in the car is hilarious!
He looks comfortable though.
I'm glad you arrived safely. Lovely shots!

collettakay said...

Monkey pet! Too funny!

Here's my CC with a weird pet also:

http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2012/04/camera-critters-42112.html

Colletta

HOOTIN ANNI said...

A monkey for a pet? Ewwww, not me I don't think.

Great image shares.

My post today...link: BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES

heyBJK said...

LOL! The monkey in the car is hilarious!

chubskulit said...

I love the scenery too.

Birds of the same Feather..., have a great weekend!

Denise said...

A wonderful post with great photos. I especially enjoyed the one of the baboon in the back seat of the car.

Jan said...

Lovely to have a day out with your daughter. Glad it turned out well.

Genie said...

Loved the commentary you included along with your wonderful pictures. You all were real troopers. I might have wimped out and turned around. The monkey is a hoot and a half....thank you, but I will take my dog :-)

Lighthousegal said...

I don't think I would want a monkey for a pet. At times I don't want the dog that I have for a pet either.
The pictures from the jetty are very nice, sounds like it was a bit of an adventure getting there. Those GPS devices do come in handy. My son has one and my daughter has an app for one on her phone. They have sure helped us navigate our way a few times.
Happy Sunday!

chubskulit said...

Lovely scenery! Thanks for your beautiful contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

Come see the Flag in the Wood shadow. Have a blessed Sunday!

Kelly said...

I might be too chicken to set out on a journey into the unknown like that. But look at all the wonderful photos you got as a result of your bravery!

Mama Zen said...

Fantastic pictures!

Jim said...

Great bridge shot.

Jim said...

Great shots.

Powell River Books said...

Sometimes you find the best places by chance. - Margy

Mridula said...

This sounded like quite an adventure!

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