Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sambungan Cerita Camping

Salam semua,

Sambungan dari previous entry. Tak habis-habis lagi pasal camping. Pak Din belakang rumah dah bercucu cerita camping aku masih tak sudah.

One of the activity at Lake Heron, fishing on the canoe.

Kalau tak ada commitment lain memang aku nak pergi camping every weekend dan berkayak di tasik. Sangat tenang di sini. Phone & internet coverage memang tak ada. Masing-masing dengan aktiviti nature.

Caravan kami pula baru setup gazebo. Memang meriah untuk lepak2. Aktiviti malam main card dan borak2 hal fishing. Aku yang asalnya tak knowledgeable sangat bab fishing ni pon sekarang dah banyak tahu hal2 fishing & hunting.

Pasang gazebo macam nak buat kenduri khawin.

Tempat main masak-masak.

Almari tempat simpan stok makanan. Peti ais pon ada tapi x snap photo.

Almari tempat menyimpan pakaian.

Heater untuk cuaca sejuk. Walaupun musim panas tapi adakala temperature rendah.

My reading material when i'm on a camping trip. 

I forget his name but he is a good working dog.


Peminat cilikku yang suka datang bertandang. Kasut tak pakai dik.

That's the story of my camping trip. Tak ada sambungan lagi. Cukuplah sampai sini sahaja.

Salam.




















Monday, February 23, 2015

Mat Saleh Camping Style

Hi there,

This is the continuation from the previous entry about my camping trip. In this entry I want to share photos of Mat Saleh Camping Style. 

Kalau tengok style mat saleh camping memang best. Boleh dikatakan diorang jadikan campsite ni tempat family & friends berkumpul.

Memandangkan kami datang bercamping on weekdays dan semua orang masih bekerja, so aku pon mengambil kesempatan skodeng caravan/tent orang lain.




Tempat anak beranak diorang berkumpul.



Ala ala ruang tamu.

Kawasan kecil yang dipagar untuk anjing. Tak boleh bawa anjing tapi kalau jaga kebersihan diorang tak kisah.

Ala ala dapur kayu rumah arwah moyang aku.


Sinki tempat basuh pinggan. Paip tak ada, so selalunya diorang akan bawa botol  5 litre untuk stok air.

Teka apa ni?


Iya dongg,,,, kamar mandi.


Titi kecil menuju ke lokasi ahli mesyuarat tingkap berkumpul.

Mamat ni caravan dia memang sempoi.

Dari tadi asyik menguap, Masa untuk tidur dan cerita camping akan bersambung lagi. Tak mau kalah dengan sinetron indon yang berpuluh siri. 

Memang begini caraku sekarang. Akan allocate a few minutes to update blog. I try not to spend so much time on internet sebab nanti kerja lain tak jadi.

Salam.





Sunday, February 22, 2015

Another Season For Camping Trip

Hi there,

I've been delayed to update this post for like 2 weeks after I was back from my camping trip. Again with the same reason. I'm busy. 

I'm glad to have this opportunity to experience the Kiwi outdoor. On the first week of February I went for a 6D5N camping trip to the same place again. Lake Heron!!! Why the same place?? Coz we already paid the camping fees for 1 term. Some more I already knew some regular camper there. 


Lake Heron when the weather was calm.



Lake Heron on a blowing day. Picture taken from my iphone 6. No editing.


Pergi pulak on a weekdays, so memang sunyi sepi campsite. Kami (me & mamat hunter) je lah yg conquer the place. So we took the advantage to have a look at others caravan. Most of them did not lock their caravan/tent. They really trust the people at the campsite. 

  


Bukan barang2 cikai yang disimpan dalam khemah. I tell you,, they keep their ATV bike, canoe, mountain bike, fishing gear & so on. And most of the stuff kalau dicuri dan dijual can earn up to $5,000. Tapi so far tak ada record kecurian berlaku. Thumbs up to the kiwi. 

Jom buat macam ni kat Malaysia. See how long it will last. Saya pasti rakyat Malaysia sifat jujurnya tinggi.



Camping fees for 1 term is $150. You can park your caravan here from October - March. Winter season everyone has to tow their caravan from the camp site. For daily camper $7.50 per night.... bukan per person. Kau orang tak perlu nak cari kaunter pembayaran to pay your camping fees. Ada honesty box, seperti dalam gambar di bawah. So far tak pernah lagi dengar orang pecahkan honesty box tu. And also tak ada orang akan cek and go from one caravan/tent asking have u paid? have u paid? Memang tak ada yerr. Kalau tak ada small change, memang tak dapat baki balik.

Another information to add is this camping site is under Department of Conservation (DOC). DOC campsite fees memang murah but the location is off road and memang tak ada tourist. If you want to experience the real Kiwi camping, come to DOC campsite. Sometimes you boleh tengok the farmers & Sheppard  bawak stock sheeps and cows. Kiwi rush hour they call it here. 

During the day pula most of the campers busy pergi fishing dengan sampan masing2, Bagi yang tak ada sampan dengan 4WD jelah driving along the lake to get the best spot for fishing.

The malam avtivity ada yang pergi hunting possum, hare, deer, dan wild boar. I pernah ikut sekali je tapi sebab I ni tak boleh tengok binatang ditembak terus balik menanigs. Poyokan.

Kalau di Holiday campsite you don't experience the wild site of KIWI outdoor. Holiday campsite is just for typical tourist. Memang banyak tourist park their caravan there. Bowwwringgg.

The rest of my post about camping will be continue coz I have another thing to catch up later. Haa diva camping yang sangat bz. 

To be continued....







Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Trout Fishing.

Hi there,

Just another weekend for single lady like me. Each weekend I try to do different things, like hiking, tramping, fishing, coffee with the local, cuci mata and so on.

For this entry I choose one of my weekend avtivity  to be part of the story in my blog. All the pictures that you will see here was taken in the beginning of summer.

We went fishing at Selwyn Lower Hutt, not far from Lincoln University. Kat KL dulu mana ada fishing2 ni. Sungai Klang ada orang fishing ka? Kalau fishing dapat lah bangkai je kot. Kat sini I started to learn about fishing from the mat saleh. That's the advantage when I don't live among the Malay community here.


The tranquility of this place make your mind free from other things.

I was told that we can get trout fish here. I've seen trout before but never try them. Bring something if you go for fishing like books, magazines or your smart phone with full battery on to play games or selfie; you will get bore after waiting hour an hour but you catch nothing. Fishing is all about patience and passion. 

My reading material that I brought with me.

At every pier there are small cages placed in the water with the rope tied to the pier. These cages are used to trap coco-bully (not sure what is the right spelling) to use for a fish bait. From time to time we check the cages for more coco-bully. But sometimes we can found eels trap in the cages. Ewww geli siak, I mean dia punya bentuk panjang and licin like snake tu buat orang geli. 

Was checking for the coco-bully but found this guy.

Before I came here I got zero knowledge about fish. When this mat saleh started asking me about fish in tropical country, I started my google engine search. Malu doh banyak tak tau about our fish, tau makan je. and to be honest tak pernah potong ikan and masak ikan. Sekarang dah pandai sikit.

Trout fish ni in Malay I don't know. I guess we still call them trout coz we don't have them in Malaysia. This guy only live in cold fresh water and they have 2 types, rainbow & trout. Some mat saleh said they have relation with the Salmon. But taste is very different from Salmon. Talking about Salmon, later I want to get Salmon sushi for lunch.


The mat saleh Shane gave me this guy to pose with.

Like I said before, for many times I went fishing (not really many maybe about 10 times now), I never caught any. But my best buddy Shane always caught something. So he kesian me bringing nothing to home he gave me the trout that he caught. As usual, as an asian we must pose first coz it's very important you know to post it in face book. No, I'm not the crazy asian who like to selfie and pose and pose. Dah tua.

Sangat mencabar lah to do this ayoooo.

Another thing this mat saleh after they caught the trout they hanged the fish to dry for overnight then only they cook the fish. Nak potong punyalah susah coz the skin was quite hard and you need to have a sharp knives or fillet knives. 

Usually this fish ends up as a fish & chips. Tu je yang paling senang. No effort to look into internet for other recipe at that time.

Hasil my fish & chips no picture coz very ugly.