The patch of submersed C. uenoi was still there but we did not have time to search for emersed specimens and spathes which could probably be found further upstream or downstream?
I rechecked the pH of the water on the white sandy bank and re-confirmed that the pH was about 6.4 to 6.6.
We ended our search for the day and struggled to drive back to Kuching, feeling quite tired due to being on the road for more than 24 hours already by then. It was after 9pm by the time when we reached Kuching. Our dinner that night consisted of fried rice, "XO" stir fried vegetable and grilled chilli squid.
We discussed about our plans for the next day i.e. drive to Lundu area and back to Kuching, decided on the time to wake up before retiring.