Thailand and fun, we're almost there!!!
10.10.2009 28 °C
[This was written yesterday, Thursday the 9th October, so please place your mind back a day, and then read on…]
We’re still on Pulau Perhentian Kecil, having a fun time doing very little apart from lying on the beach, sleeping and cooling off in the warm South China Sea water.
Although… we ventured out and did some diving today! Anita did a refresher dive as it has been thirteen years since she did her Open Water course and any subsequent dives. I did two dives, both wrecks: Vietnamese and Sugar Wrecks. Vietnamese was average, visibility was very low and the current was very strong. But Sugar Wreck was fantastic. Thousands of fish and stuff, good visibility, not too deep so nice and long! The wreck itself is only about 10 years old and lies on it’s side in 17m deep water (a sand bank in the middle of nowhere). It was anchored there in a monsoon and a wave sunk it. Oops.
We have only 4 nights left on these islands and 5 nights in Malaysia as a whole, since we are expected in Ko Samui on the 14th October, so we are now planning our run to Thailand. Looks like we will have to get a bus from the port (Kuala Besut) to Georgetown on Penang Island, stay the night there and then bus (and then ferry) from Georgetown to Ko Samui. There is a travel operator that sells tickets for the whole journey which should make things easier. It’s hard to think that we have to leave here though, as the place is beautiful and so relaxing. But then the draw of Ko Samui (another island) and Thailand (more fun?) and the place that we have already rented on Ko Samui (oh, so nice, look here!!) makes up for it. Ha ha!
As for our last few days, we’ll do some more diving, do lots of people watching, and sit on our veranda and watch the (almost daily) electrical storms that sweep over the island at about 8pm or the beautiful sunsets. That’s all there is to do here. Apart from taking photos of the sunsets that is. :o)
Until next time, that’s all for now!