Sunnysideup logbook. Friday 30th October was becoming a day to be forgotton. ! My last two postings say it all.
Then ,last night at 8.33pm --- a savior in a form of an sms came . After an exchange of messages, it was set ! Catch the sunrise atop Genting Highland the next day ! Thank you my friend ! You made my day !
The plan was set. We were to meet at 6.00 am the next morning and hope to be 'up there' way before 7.00am for the sun-rise. So come the next morning, I set out at about 5.30 am , top-up my petrol tank and by 5.50am , I was parked outside the lift lobby waiting for my companion on this first ever early venture.
Sharp at six , the lift opened and soon we were on the way.
No sir ! We were undeterred. We will get up there. We will take those photos - be it the sun or the rain..
We continued our way. No rain was going to stop this trip. And how it rained ! I have never driven this slowly before but the sense of adventure was all set . I wish I could capture that feeling and spirit on camera . The highway somehow looked kind of different in the darkness and in the rain. There were a ew cars and lorries on the move but they were also crawling and its good to feel safe inspite of the situation.
We convinced ourselves that it would be OK up there. We''ll probably be driving through the rain clouds and then we'll have our sunrise in all its glory !
And ....hallelujah !!...when we reached the turning to the road up to Genting, the rains stopped ! It really did !The road was dry ! Gave a shout and my spirit was lifted....not that it was ever down. Soon, the mist was setting in. Good thick mist ! My headlights was actually just hitting a grey wall....and I'm not exaggerating !
But the adrenalin was racing . Still the weather was fine . My wind-screen was drying. And after an exhilarating drive , we reached the first level of the highland. I turned into a carpark and just had to get out of the car to enjoy the fresh and cold air. I LOVE IT !!!!! This is actually my first experience to be here so early in this wonderful weather. Took out the A300 and got the first two shots below. Words cannot describe my
Anyway , we moved on and soon found a parking lot . ......and by that time.....yes the rain came. But our spirits was never down. It simply added on to the excitement. With wind-breaker, cap, hood and jacket, we made our way to the spot which is the best to catch the sunrise. But the rain was getting heavier.
Nope, we were as excited as ever , made our way to the lobby of the First Hotel and did some indoor photography and later for a chat over a much needed hot cup of tea while waiting for the rain to stop.
Soon we were up and about and had some good shots. We had a garden walk with a fantastic view to match, a few good shots of colourful flowers ( where I dropped my cap in the drain ) , some good shots from a bird's eye view of the Indoor Theme Park, some great colourful shots which are not posted yet and here are some of them.
Would I do it all over again ? Without a doubt I would ....with even more and some !