January 20, 2007
The time is 3am and i slowly doze off to sleep. Last minute packing of equipment and food items were the cause for the late sleep. Food items were equally distributed into separate plastic bags.
645am and i received a call from IZSO. I did not hear my alarm clock that was set to ring at 630am and got a shock instead when i heard my mobile ringing cause i only had 3 hours of sleep. I was suppose to pick another person up and meet back at my place so that we could leave by 730am but the rest of the group was so early that they just picked me and and pick the other person up and off we went to Karak Highway.
The ride along the Karak Highway was like always, full of lorries and speeding cars. We did come across a convoy of cars going to pick up a bride to be. After 45 minutes or more we finally reached Karak Town and had our noodle and tea breakfast. We chit chatted for a while and set off towards Kuantan along the trunk road...
It took us 2 hours or more to reach Kg. Gelugor(our check point). We were entertained by Mat Rempit stuntman(even at that early hour) and overtaking of lorries and slow moving vehicles. We finally reach the small wooden restaurants beside a mosque at Kg. Gelugor its the only pitstop between Maran and Gambang, our location was raftly 46km from Kuantan.
We parked the van and i got out to meet the guy to arrange for the lorry pick up to bring us to the entrance of our camping trip. Everyone started to repack their bags but with the food items and some additional gears. The guys carried the tents and the ladies just the food items. The group comprised of 4 guys and 2 girls.
The lorry arrived and we loaded all our gear and was off for a camping trip that none of us would ever imagine.
To be continued....