|As usual before any ride starts a briefing is a must. We gathered at a sport complex at Mempaga 1 and the number of participants was very encouraging including several super young boys and girls.|
|The weather was superb even though every one was worry about it as the weather forecast was unfavourable for the day at this location.|
|There were many climbs in this ride and some of them were very nasty especially those nearer to the sanctuary.|
Somewhere at Kg. Bolok Hilir I detoured into a site to see an old mosque which was built in 1300's and this mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Pahang.
|Finally some of us arrived at the desired destination, the home of the orphanage for elephants @ Kuala Gandah.|
|Places like this and other kinds of exhibition are found in this sanctuary and a good educational tour for the young ones.|
Though the sanctuary is not big but it is well maintained, beautiful and attractive.
|The crowd was building up with bus loads of visitors invading the place. It was a school holiday season and indeed a good place to visit.|
|My happiest moment was when I saw a herd of elephants emerging from the fringe of the sanctuary and coming towards us.|
|Approaching closer and closer and I was getting excited over it. These animals are really big.|
|These cute baby elephants were waiting for people to buy them sugar canes.|
|Don't take it away from me so fast....the camera is not ready yet ...Haathi mere saathi.... baby elephants my friends..|
|A bundle of sugar canes for RM3.00 and the elephants love it.|
|A spot at the centre of the sanctuary.|
A place where the elephants take their bath and have fun with the visitors but we had no chance to witness this.
|The entrance to the park where you get to see the elephants.|
|On our way back we unanimously agreed that we must hunt for a durian stall and have one or two before we complete our adventure. We found it, had fun and another 10km to complete the ride.|
|The last couple of kilometres seems to be very difficult, the weather was getting hotter and my leg muscles were getting tire but never the less we finished it..... a rest under a shade and putting lots of fluid into the body which I need it badly...|
|I like the elephants and so many of them.|
|I must thank this man by the name of Dave Ern (centre) for making this event possible and marking a journey and an experience for me that I really treasure it.|