Oil palm famers.

Taiping - Sungai Petani – 125 km


With the sun peeking over the highlands I cycled out of Taiping. It was a beautiful Sunday morning, and I encountered many cyclists, out for a Sunday morning ride. Like the previous day, I tried to take shortcuts and alternative routes, something that inevitably, comes with stunning vistas and sudden dead ends. I cycled past indigenous forests where monkeys swung from branch to branch, and bright blue birds chirped from the treetops. Albeit a bit undulating it was a stunning ride. I love the smell of damp soil and rotting leaves. I followed small roads over rickety bridges, past mosques, and Hindu temples. Eventually, my little road turned into a dusty dirt road, and I had to backtrack to the main road. I pulled into a roadside hotel just as a storm rolled in, a good thing as well as soon it started bucketing down.

Just in time. good that you backtracked, you might not have found shelter so quickly.a lovely picture of the palm oil farmer and his vehicle.
posted January 7th, 2018  
Nice pic! Sounds like quite the adventure
posted January 7th, 2018  
A lovely shot , and it sounds like you were in your elements - btw do you overtake on the left or right !!
posted January 7th, 2018  
Such a lovely shot... and I really like your description of your adventures!
posted January 7th, 2018  
Fabulous shot and adventure :-)
posted January 7th, 2018  
Fab capture of this vehicle all loaded up.
posted January 7th, 2018  
bep
Great shot and story.
posted January 7th, 2018  
I like the sense of place you convey in this image and the commentary that gives context for it.
posted January 7th, 2018  
This is a lovely shot
posted January 7th, 2018  
We always learn stuff from you Leana! You have such an interesting life. Amazing heads of palm oil.
posted January 7th, 2018  
Good to see the environment around this business
posted January 7th, 2018  
A super capture
posted January 7th, 2018  
I don't know how you get anywhere with all the photo opps you describe. Love this shot and framing.
posted January 7th, 2018  
Great capture
posted January 7th, 2018  
Fabulous capture! :)
posted January 7th, 2018  
He is a bit loaded up. Glad you managed to find a hotel before the storm.
posted January 7th, 2018  
Great shot - lovely composition
posted January 7th, 2018  
Awesome shot
posted January 8th, 2018  
I like the composition of this. The way it appears the driver is moseying down the road. The palms are so colorful and full of texture.
posted January 8th, 2018  
A wonderful shot, so well composed.
posted January 8th, 2018  
I love your fascinating commentaries and fabulous pictures!
posted January 8th, 2018  
Great shot and I totally enjoy your commentaries!
So glad you found a place before the storm came in!
posted January 9th, 2018  
Love the way you're finding time to tell us about all you're seeing in your day - can almost picture riding along (without the achy legs). Your selections to post are marvelous - really puts you in the scene.
posted January 9th, 2018  
Monkeys swinging from tree to tree- my imagination loves that image! This one is great too- a real slice of life.
posted January 10th, 2018  
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