Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Hot Sandakan. Literally.

The Sandakan town

The climate of North Borneo is warm, as day in and day out the temperature averages about 88, and the humidity is very high. It is not a distressing climate, but it makes one too content to sit and do nothing. If you go to bed tired at night you wake up so in the morning. There is never anything in the air to make you breathe deeply and throw out your chest and say briskly, "How invigorating!"

Agnes Keith hits the nail in the head the way she described the weather in Sandakan. I was reading from her 371-page book, Land Below the Wind, and this was from page 5. I'm almost finished with the book. It's engaging and I enjoyed her storytelling.

Having been to Sandakan just last weekend, I was nodding my head as I read along. Here are a few more pictures from the super sunny Sandakan trip. I have redeveloped my tan after almost recovering from last month's Kuching in Sarawak. HURRAH! 

A fisherman boat.

The harbour front.

A carefree life. This was taken at the Sandakan Central Market just opposite my backpacker's hotel.