One Last Get-Away


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November 25th 2015
Published: April 21st 2016
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One of the popular get-aways on the east coast is Kapas Island. It's a tiny little island with pristine white beaches and perfectly blue waters. (I never got around to going since I always seemed to have weekend plans.) But like many places on the east coast, it closes for the monsoon season. A friend suggested during my extended, unpaid vacation that I visit it anyway. We decided to go for it and see if perhaps the boat to the island was running; if the weather was clear, it might be, even though the island is closed.

We awoke to perfect blue skies filled with fluffy white clouds and realized this might be our lucky day. We drove down to the pier and found we were in luck--the boat was running that day. We waited about an hour, watching a kitten play and attach a flip-flop. Our boat arrived and we set off, bouncing over the waves.

It was windy, as can be expected this time of year. The waves were high and we got splashed quite a bit. But we made it. And, the island was ours. One restaurant was open with about two people working. Otherwise, it was just us.

We walked around and contemplated snorkeling. The waters were quite shallow, so I could actually see quite well without putting my face in.

After an hour or two, it clouded over and started to rain. And rain. And rain. I was optimistic that it would clear out and leave us with bright blue skies. We waited some more, and eventually, on one dash out to survey the sky, I saw blue. The rain ended soon after and I went back to frolicking on the beach and taking photos of everything in sight before we took the boat back just before dinner. Enjoy.


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What a view!What a view!
What a view!

Love those beaches.
Looking upLooking up
Looking up

Uh-oh, look at the sky.
This is a seed.This is a seed.
This is a seed.

For a very large tree, I believe.
More tiny shellsMore tiny shells
More tiny shells

They're the size of my pinky fingernail.


21st April 2016

What do you mean by "One LAST Get-Away"?
Are you leaving Malaysia?
22nd April 2016

Nope!
Don't worry. It's one last get-away for 2015, before heading to the US for Xmas.

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