SECOND ASCENT OF KINA BALU.
should have been turned back, as all the paths were now interdicted.
On the fifth day, the wind appearing to moderate, we set sail from Gantisan, intending to pass through the broad channel, between Gaya and Sapanggar Islands ; but, when we opened the sea, the waves were breaking in white foam, and so heavy a swell came in that our pinnace could not beat against the wind : we, therefore, ran into a small harbour on the north of Gaya Island, and anchored in thirteen fathoms. In the evening we landed, but, finding the jungle tangled, did not penetrate far ; nd, leaving Mr. Low to botanize, I strolled along the beach to the rocky sandstone point.
I came there upon certain stones which appeared to me very curious. On the surface of some were marks, as if huge cups, three feet in diameter, had been let into the rock and then filled up with a different kind of sandstone. One only did I see which was detached from the surrounding rock; it was circular, with edge two inches thick, raised three inches above the inner surface.
This little harbour is plentifully supplied with water, as several small rivulets fall into it from the surrounding high land. We could observe the waves breaking on the sands and rocks at the mouth of the Ananaro, while the wind drove the sea through the narrow and dangerous passage between Gaya Island and the mainland. At night very heavy rain came on, and the wind moderated.
Next morning, there being a slight land breeze e early dawn, we stood out to sea, notwithstandingNext morning, there being a slight land breeze e early dawn, we stood out to sea, notwithstanding