best explain my meaning. This is the range that is observed from the sea, and gave the notion of a backbone to Borneo ; but beyond these twenty-five miles it does not appear to extend. In fact, mountain ranges, running to the east and west, are distinctly ^siblea the first, at not a greater distance than thirty-five or thirty-six miles, appears to cross close to the end of the main spur. If we were disappointed by not obtaining complete views from the summit, we were partially repaid by the clear view we had of the country lying to the S. and S.E. of Kina Balu. We Were at an elevation of between 7,000 and 8,000 feet on the main spur, and observed numerous mountain ranges whose bearings I will give.
High peaked mountains . S. J E. ... 8,000ft....30miles distance.
S.E.byE. .7,000ft....18 S.E.byE.|E 7,000ft....18
A range : highest peak . S............. 8,000ft....25 ,,
S.S.W. ... a 70
A range : eastern end of a long table range running E. by N. and W.
A peak..................... S.E. j E.... a very distant.
A long range (peak)...... S.E....... a ,,
The latter is stated to be in the Kina Batangan country. The distances and heights are estimated.
Between us and the mountains, bearing S.E. by E. eighteen miles, there was a grassy plain, perhaps three miles by two, on which were many villages, and through this there flowed a fair-sized river. We could trace its course as far as the third spur that springs from the main one ; then a line of hills appeared to obstruct it ; but beyond we could again trace the course vol. i. 24
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