Location: Kumai River, Borneo, Indonesia

We arrived in Borneo this morning. When I woke up, we were motoring up a river in the middle of a tropical forest. We anchored near Kumai, a town, and got to work cleaning the boat. It’s much hotter inland, and it’s also quite rainy here. Our work was interrupted by showers. The rain continued on and off, and we were even forced to have our first meal below. We all crowded into the salon to feast on enchiladas while it rained outside. It is nighttime now, and we’re packing to visit the orangutans. James B., Tom, and Margot are whipping up a batch of lemon poppyseed muffins to eat in the morning before we leave.