I have been asked why I chose to walk on the eastern/northern side of the River. Quite simply, that side looked easier. Once on the walk I had grand views to the other side, and felt vindicated in my decision. On the western/southern side dense virgin bush with no tracks or plantation forests covered the steep hills.
Even when the forests opened out, the terrain was rocky and treacherous on the other side of the water.
Nevertheless the landscape was richly beautiful even when tampered with by mankind. All the photos above remind me of the steepness of the terrain on ‘my’ side of the river, and the impossibility of accessing the waters of Lake Repulse.