Along the way of the uneasy Lornie terrain, we saw an entrance to a boardwalk along the water. Turns out to be Chemperai ~ the boardwalk connected by Lornie Trail, to another boardwalk, Jering. This route was much easier to get through with the stroller. I don't recommend bringing a stroller to begin with, but I didn't know better. The beginning of the trail, was loose rock and gravel, leading into an uneven path with rocks and tree roots. Fine, if you don't have a stroller!
The boardwalk was much better, but the kids walked most of the boardwalk path anyway, so the stroller only came in handy when they were hungry. They were able to hide in the stroller with their sandwiches, so the monkeys couldn't see them eating. I don't know if that was the real reason the monkeys didn't come out, or if it was the light rain. Little Miss M liked the thought of hiding from the monkeys better, so we went with that!
The Leaning Tree of MacRitchie:
Little Miss M hiding from the monkeys she constantly hears in the trees:
Plenty of other critters to welcome us along the trail. A few different lizards, fish, and many different birds. The most frightening by far came into sight at the very end of our journey. The kids were in the stroller, eating their sandwiches and suddenly it appeared crawling out of the water, less than 2-feet in front of us. Thank goodness the path is elevated, or I would've freaked and probably tipped the stroller into the water trying to get away! The thing was huge ~ at least a 4 foot tail. Crawling, on it's huge 4-legs, I thought it was a crocodile. As it passed under the path we were now, standing still on, trying to figure out which direction to run, it crawled into the trees and scurried away. Eek ~ I can now breathe again! Unable to see it, but know that it is still there, in the trees, just out of sight. We quickly passed by, so it's long slithering tongue didn't reach out and grab me! Crazy beast!