This is at the hotel in Mersing.
At the parking area, near the jetty. Papa and Baby Hercules.
At the upper deck of the ferry.
It's been quite a while since I last blogged, been busy with work,managing my little 'enterprise', attending to family matters and preparing for our our 'balik kampung' this time. Travelling now needs more careful planning as we have to put Ibrahim's needs as our No.1 priority.Did our checklist, bought stuff that we didnt have and off we went on Saturday, 15 March 2008, left USJ around 8.30. So we travelled with 1 dive bag (filled with B and my clothes, no BCD, regulators whatsoever), 1 oyster bag, 2 backpacks and a stroller). For this entry, I intend to put in detail the cost, where we ate, what we did for reference in the future.
THE JOURNEY FROM USJ
It was a pleasant journey as there were not many cars, Ibrahim was very cooperative in the car, he slept after Seremban until we woke him up when we arrived Pagoh R & R.But hey where are we going? Can anyone guess?Had breakfast there and continued our journey for another 1 1/2 hour, we stopped at the Kluang Railway Station for their coffee & kopitiam foody,not actually hungry but just for the fun of it.After all, we were in no hurry. I love this pace!Resumed our journey and we finally arrived Mersing. Checked into the hotel and we rested for a while!Mersing was just our transit, the real journey started the next day.
FROM MERSING TO OUR DESTINATION
We woke up quite early though our ferry was scheduled at 11.30.Went out for breakfast.Back to the the hotel, packed our stuff and we checked out around 10.30. Went straight to the jetty, parked our car at the designated place and lounged at the jetty, watching the other holiday-goers.So we finally boarded the ferry around 12, it started its journey around 12.15. Journey took around 3 hours.Yeah i know...it's very long, the start of the journey was a bit slow due to low tide and many stops at many kampungs. However with speed boat, you can cut half the time. Of course, once we checked in our humble chalet, we were very exhausted. Relaxed for awhile, then we head out to the cafe for tea. After tea, B cant tahan anymore, he changed and dived into the sea. "Sea is where I belonged" that's what he said.
Ok let's make it shorter and easier, I have abandoned this entry for nearly a month. I can't wait the pictures. It was really nice in Salang, especially we really love beach holiday. My husband has been coming here for 14 years and myself this is my 4th time. My husband asked me what will be my max stay in Salang? I told him i can survive there for a month. He said 1 month stay sounds very reasonable and probably we can do that when we can. In that one month, I can take up diving lessons and license, enjoy the beach, enjoy the food, enjoy every minute with my loved ones with nothing stressful to think about. No work, no driving, no TV. Just beautiful sunset, sound of waves as your lullaby, sparkling stars at dawn, sleeping at the hammock by the sea, just US everyday.Lovely eh?That's exactly what we did 4 days 3 nights there.
As for Ibrahim, we can see that he really loved it there, he talked a lot, very comfortable with the sea, picked up new skills like he can sit on sit on his own from a standing position, he didn't wail, he enjoyed strolling by the sea, didn't give us a problem during the journey. He was so cooperative and understanding and the best part of all he let us, P and Ma enjoyed a late night rendezvous.
Down here i'll put down the expenses for the holiday, just for my own record purposes and probably if you have the intention to enjoy Tiona Island, you can sort of know the 'damage'. Other than that, enjoy the pictures.
That's our room, the busiest one with clothes hanging.
The side of our chalet.
The room, very basic with AC and hot shower.
Shower after sea.
Ma' s fav pic.
Ok Ma enough for me.
The beach near dusk.
My new Ipanema. What's up Gisele?