Monday, May 19, 2008

The Story of Our Misadventure - Chapter 1

3:00 AM - We left Melbourne, heading toward Hume Highway. As for me, first time mandi pukul 2 pagi with the current temperature 9 degree C during that time. Why??? Sebab baru abis keje. I started work at 6 till 1 in the morning... I really need to freshen myself up before the journey... First & the last la mandi pagi2 buta tu...

7:15 AM - Reached Bright. It was still raining... Huhu, from Melbourne till here...the rain doesn't stop even for a moment... Semua orang tido sekejap dalam kereta... Stop & Rest...

8:10 AM - "Apa kabar???" those were his first words... Rupa2 nya dia pernah tinggal di Indonesia selama 5 tahun dan kat Malaysia selama setahun... No wonder la tahu cakap Melayu skit2... Huhu, akibat leka berborak ngan kami... kopi yang dia panaskan abis rentung... Berasap abis satu tempat... Haha... (tak baik gelakkan orang...)

8:15 AM - Rain, rain go away. Come again another day...

8:20 AM - Macam mana burung tu makan... Macam tu la kita orang makan... Huhu, rendang, nasi lemak, nasi himpit & KFC... semua ader... courtesy of Messup & Malim... Wahh, macam lovely couple la pulak dua-dua tuuuu... Huhu...Petirrrrrr.... (Gambar korang mesra bersama waktu isi minyak kat Harrietville ader tauuu)

9:10 AM - Autumn at Bright. Among one of the most beautiful places in Victoria... Definitely will come again next Autumn for the festival.

9:55 AM - Tiba di kaki gunung 'Mount Hotham'...

10:00 AM - Countryside...

10:05 AM - Enjoying the view & the fresh air...

10:10 AM - "Aper tengok2??? Naper??? Tak penah tengok orang ker???"

10:15 AM - Hero of the day... Ford Territory 4.0L

10:20 AM - Waiting for something...

10:25 AM - The journey begins...

10:30 AM - Mula mendaki gunung... (It was still raining)

10:35 AM - First sign of snow... Huhu... Let's go go go... The sooner the better...

10:45 AM - It's getting colder...

11:10 AM - This is the point where the mighty Territory surrender. I reckon that the Territory can still climb but with thick snow plus steep road and not forgetting certain area with deep ravine anddd some traumatic experience (takut wooo...as usual, courtesy of Malim) better turn back ajer...

11:12 AM - Turning point for us. As we didn't expect the road to be this slippery, we made the biggest mistake by not renting the tyre chain. Better be safe than sorry. So, journey all the way down again... Even the local people didn't anticipate this (fortunately for these guys, they did bring along the tyre chain)...

11:15 AM - Another 1 hour journey to the nearest town...

12:15 PM - This time we make sure that we prepare everything. Filling up the petrol and renting some proper gears for the unforgiving weather. (Pakcik kat sebelah tu memang 'mesra alam'. From my experience, Aussie yang kat hulu2 nie lagi friendly compare dengan yang tinggal kat city...just giving my 2 cents)

12:25 PM - "This is the correct way to do it". It seems easy but try to install it at freezing temperature, uneven ground level and poor visibility. Aper2 pun thanks for the 'tunjuk ajar'. Baik dia nie... Kita orang siap hantar balik semua equipments lewat lagi. Senyum ajer dia...

12:30 PM - Our second attempt conquering Mount Hotham...

To be continued...

10 comments:

Honeylemon said...

napa ek chatbox tue x dpt msuk??

wani ezryl * said...

rs nk pergi je holiday kat sni ;]

ja-anuar said...

Salam Wan,

Kat 'sana' pun, lagi hulu, lagi peramah orgnya.. Masa kja form 7 dulu, duduk kpg, sepjg berjalan ke town, jumpa makcik, pakcik semua peramah menegur kita, sweetheartlah, dearlah..Masuk varsity, duduk bandar besar, hampeh.. masing2 hal..

Inah said...

heh..the adventures of riken, malim and messup continues :P

best la adventure korang :)

boleh jadi filem ala2 indiana jones ni :P

riken said...

honeylemon:
yeker?? huhu, i'll go & have a look at it...

wani:
jom jom...tp kat shah alam pun ader snow kan?? haha, kat bukit cherakah...

kakja:
tu la kakja... tu yg best kalau pegi ke hulu2 skit tu... tak tahu la sebab aper... tapi rasanya sama gak kat Malaysia kan...

inah:
haha, takper, nanti inah dah sampai sini bleh join group misadventure nie...huhu...

riken said...

malim:
huhu, jangan marah yerrrrrr...

.roziana. said...

pic no.13..!! nnti balik sini, bagik daun paling besar pls.. pass kt captain nah.. huhuhu.. tq

riken said...

nak daun ajer??? betul ker nie??? hahaha, save budget kan...

.roziana. said...

hahaha..if kamu nak bagik lebih dr itu pun BOLEH!!! janji free.. tengkiuk. :p

riken said...

wokey2, skali dengan pokok2 nyer nanti org kasik yer...minta daun satu tapi dapat beribu-ribu daun...best kan.. hehe...