I am now in the bamboo forest where I had to also turn around because of overgrown grass within a km or so of linking through a couple of days after the trip with Oddvar
This is where I left my turnaround waypoint and the grass has been cleared by a machine which has also helpfully filled in the deep ruts too
A short side track that was a dead end
Now to explore a steepish side track which was another dead end, getting back up needed a run at it because it was a loose surface
On the way down I saw this guy going up, on my return he motioned for me to stop, he was then on the phone and I heard Farang mentioned a couple of times.
He spoke no English apart from saying no fires but was pleasant about it.
I read in the paper yesterday about people being told not to go into the forests now and it seems to be taken seriously here
Further up I meet more of them but no problems at all, I stop later on for my lunch and all four ride past waving then a few hundred metres later on they stop at their lunch house
Not far past them I take an unmapped right and pretty much the first thing I see is a large fire to my left, I wonder if they got excited about that
That weir appears to be overflowing
Back to the paved surface after linking up