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Under the jetty you can walk in the water and watch swarms of fish enjoying the shade…


This is really pretty awesome. I loved that already last time we were here, but did not take photos.


You cannot get much closer in a more convenient way.


And here’s a photo Aggie took of me and Thomas later today. This is just before the fish started to attack…


Beach fun


The weather was cloudy the whole day, but I do appreciate less sun, actually, while others were not as happy with that…

Lamia:┬áIt’s cold!

But cold or not, it was still possible to have fun at the beach. Here’s Oskar racing to the water…


… where he finds Maman.


Thomas, in the meanwhile, made sure his bucket would not run out of sand.


It’s a tough job, which is why it can only be done by a toddler with the right attitude to ensure the job is done properly.


And when others are taking a break, the diligent digger remains on the case until every little sand corn is accounted for.


Walking the island


Once it was done raining, we decided to have a little walk around the island. Last time we did not really get to do this. But with both kids being now in good “walking condition”, this was easier to manage.

A few little things changed on the island since our last visit. So we were staying again at the same water front villa. Last time they were building on a structure next to it and this was complete now: the Rock Bar. Pretty neat. If it is not too loud at night, it’s pretty awesome that we can have a nightcap by just walking 20 meters from our villa.


The connected deck with the parasol and sunloungers already existed, too, but I think it was not really in use. Nice flora around here, too (after the break).

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Waiting for the boat


The trip through Malaysia went smoothly and we had arrived early at the resort's office in Mersing. We had to kill one hour for the boat to take us to the island would arrive. Nothing new here (except that they've renovated the office).

Eventually it was time and we made our way to the jetty from which we got on board.

We're nearly there…