A six day road trip around Malaysia – 5/6

This is day five of a six-day road trip, following Day 1 , Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4.

Up early again - the room faces east

Up early again – the room faces east

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a morning swim

a morning swim

Not such a bad breakfast. Noodles, baked beans, chicken sausages, omelettes, watermelon, coffee etc.

breakfast

breakfast

noodles

noodles

omelette

omelette

nice view

nice view

Yes, safety first

Yes, safety first

The plan was to continue up east coast to Bukit Keluang Beach Resort. After leaving Cherating we hit urban sprawl.  Every traffic light was red, and traffic grew and grew. We tried to escape by going inland, but actually wanted to see the coast, so tried to return to it.  Nothing worked, and we ended up going through the country. Eventually we decided to use the motorway, and managed to find it. The booths weren’t manned, and it was free.

motorway entrance

motorway entrance

The motorway was quite empty, and most drivers very fast. After the motorway we headed north, but couldn’t find any turnoff to the coast.

heading north

heading north

a stop - where they overcharged us for fruit

a stop – where they overcharged us for fruit

At last we found a road to our right, heading east.

hoping to find the coast at the end of this road

hoping to find the coast at the end of this road

we found the coast!

we found the coast!

another nice beach

another nice beach

but blighted with rubbish

but blighted with rubbish

Once we’d found the coast we kept to the closest road to it, and headed north.

further up the coast

further up the coast

too late to swim now - we just want to get to the hotel

too late to swim now – we just want to get to the hotel

we find some cows

we find some cows

another nice spot with no one around

another nice spot with no one around

Next stop, the hotel.

we find the hotel

we find the hotel

 In future I would go straight through or past Kuantan and up the fast road to Cherating, and then  I would  use the motorway to Kuala Terengganu.  And go into the city, then head up the coast road. 

hotel

hotel

hotel room

hotel room

other rooms

other rooms

hotel room

hotel room

hotel room

hotel room

fiarly typical bathroom

fairly typical bathroom

The hotel was almost empty, being after the holiday, so for dinner we drove to Kuala Besut, which was about 10 minutes north. I parked at the waterfront.

at Kuala Besut

at Kuala Besut – I’d been here before

We had chicken, fish, vegetables and rice. Delicious.

chicken

chicken

delicious fish

delicious fish

Day 1 , Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day Six

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2 comments

  1. Photo 1 the local sandflies had a meal of Orest right foot on sunset as he sat on the cut stump. The foot still has red spots!

  2. Photo 1 will have a photo of my foot mainly left hand one copped it , Ian can put that in if he wants photo sent to Ian.

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