07.03.2007 - 10.03.2007 32 °C
We caught a bus across the border into Malaysia. Another stamp in my passport :-)
It was incredibly hot and the bus station in JB was so busy. We caught a air con bus to Mersing about 2 1/2 hours away and then got a "speedboat" over to the island.
Well the loney planet certainly wasn't joking when they said it was a white knuckle ride! We were all a bit freaked out when it stopped halfway with a problem with one of the engines. Needless to say, we are flying out of the island tomorrow!! That may also be a little hair raising given the size of the mini airstrip!
We met a couple of girls on the boat and have been hanging out over the last few days.
We have done plenty of walking, swimming & reading and we will definitly get some snorkels on our last day to see all the fish that are here.
Our resort (huts!) is a bit out of the way from the village so its a bit of a trek to go anywhere but we have an amazing view
Spent the first night here sat on the veranda watching the sun go down, check out Karens blog for some great photo's
Interesting taking the half hour trek back at night though, I was thinking blarewitch last night.......
As an alternative we tried to grab a boat ride back after a torrential downpour cut us off. We ended up in a bar not understanding a word then walking out into the water with two men in the pitch black until a boat appeared!!!
The funniest part of the last few days for me though was helping Rhian cleanse her room of her final cockroach who had made its way over to the island in her backpack. My god those things can move and when you have only got a broom handle to chase it with it becomes quite amusing :-)
Hope you are all enjoying work
Check out more photo's on Karens site