In Paradise?...Again?...Surely I'm Not THAT Lucky!
Trip Start Jan 31, 2011
298Trip End Dec 15, 2011
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13:51 See that incredible grump I was in just an hour ago? Well it has all been washed away by the beauty and silence of a paradisial island with crystal clear water, jungle and palm tree backdrop, a dorm for 20 ringit a night (£4), a long white empty beach, absolute silence but for the lapping of water and lunch with a view of it all. I'm really quite happy.
Cold or not (well it's nearly gone) I'm going to investigate dive prices after lunch and see how many I can afford. I have spent under budget the last few months and what better way to enjoy the bit I saved than to go diving in what my bro in law says are some of the best waters anywhere.
I will enjoy this week of relaxation until I go and find Scott in KL next Saturday.
15:28 After a ricey lunch I went down the beach and enquired after diving. I have decided to do the Advanced course as it costs as much as I saved last month and I get a new certification that puts me one step closer to the final goal - divemaster and hopefully instructor - and 5 dives out of it including some different sorts of dives - navigation, deep water, a wreck, possibly a night dive if I can muster the braveness and something else
After a nice chat with the girls that worked there, I went over the hill to Long Beach, another glorious white sandy beach with blue waters that you can just wade miles out into without going much past your chest. The water was as warm as a bath, and I had to go quite far to find a cool bit to actually cool off in (I'm sure I've mentioned several times how hot it is?)
I read through some of my brick of a PADI book (lovely, something ELSE to carry) and enjoyed the view...happy days
Best: the relaxation
Worst: a grumpy morning
Beautiful: the question is what isn't beautiful here!