Okay so like I promised, here are some photos that Dan and I took when we went back to his hometown in Kuantan :)
First we went to the Balok beach - it was early in the morning, around 8 and let me tell you, the weather was scorching.
However, the lighting was wonderful and as you can see the pictures below - it was quite a serene place - despite the heat.
|Arrived bright and early in Kuantan|
|Daniel walking at the beach|
|Due to the low tide - the fishes got caught in a small puddle near the sea. |
Daniel calls it his "puddle of life"
|A closer look|
|Try and spot the fish in his hands!|
Later on we went to the turtle sanctuary at Cherating - in Malay it is called "kawasan perlindungan and konservasi penyu". We didn't have to pay for the entry - but we donated some money to help them up-keep the cute turtles that they had at the beach.
|At the entrance|
|The entrance to the turtle sanctuary|
|A board showcasing the life cycle of the turtle|
|The portrait of "dugongs" or manatee that we saw when we went inside|
|Looking at the beautiful corals displayed at the turtle sanctuary|
|The little baby turtles on the sand!|
|The adult turtles|
|Baby turtles swimming in the pool|
|Yup that's how small they were|
|Dan was observing them from the top|
|I was on the other end|
|Daniel at the beach where all the turtles will come up to lay eggs when the season is right|
|A shot I took at the beach of Dan|
|A look at the sea|
|Next to the turtle sanctuary was Club Med Cherating.|
|Getting my feet wet in the cool water|
|Dan's " Walk a mile in my shoes " picture|
|Mine was more of "Look at me! There are greens in the grass!" haha|
We had a nice time at the beaches - the only down side was the hot sun :(
We spent some time with Dan's grandparents and had a fantastic time <3 Of course the camera was there to capture all it's epic moments around the house ;)
|Dan next to his grandfather's Volkswagen|
|The bigger picture|
|My boy wearing a really funky hat that we found lying around|
|Me with Dan's grandparents|
( My Chinese genes really stand out in this picture)
|Dan with his grandparents|
|He's a happy boy!|
So all in all it was a good trip. We stayed there for 3 days and 2 nights and had a wonderful time.
By the way does anyone know the name of this tree? We passed it on the way back from Kuantan and have been looking for it's name. If anyone has any ideas please let me know ;)
|The beautiful tree we passed by on the way back|