Friday, December 08, 2006

Beach bums at Pulau Sibu - Part I

1-5 Nov 2006 - Pulau Sibu, Johor east coast
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V r going on a summer holiday n wat makes it even more special dis time is dat me mates, Russell n Hana, will b tagging along. 3 dogs tanning deir thighs at a beach resort, now dat wld b a real sight! Destination Pulau Sibu was a long 5 hr drive down south-east. At 1 pit stop, v mistook d highway restrooms 4 holiday chalets n got a little excited … r v there yet, r v there yet?

Arrived at d Tanjung Lemang jetty n d operator was kind enuf 2 let us board from d main jetty as there weren’t many people around. Being our 1st time at sea, d short 15 min boat ride 2 d islands was a treat. Russell was a little tentative but soon got used 2 d bumpy ride. I was my usual cool self trying not to make a big deal out of it. Hana just preferred to sit on d floorboard … she figured dat at d speed d boat was traveling, d wind factor wld make her ears flap all over d place n slap herself silly in d process, smart lady.

Image Hosted by Image Hosted by 'Hah dis looks like fun ... Maiden sea voyage.'

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‘Speedboat ride = Flappy ears syndrome …’

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‘Views from Sea Gypsy Resort on Pulau Sibu Besar’

Russell n I stayed in d backpackers Aframe which was very basic n cheap. Hana stayed in d slightly more upmarket n comfortable chalets. Didn’t really matter as v spent most of our time at d beach … clear blue waters, soft sand n fair weather, total bliss. So many things n places to sniff out, so little time.

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‘D beach, d beach …’
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‘Russell executing d strokes in style ... me, struggling with d prenovice doggie paddle’

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‘Hana, getting a buzz from d waves’

Image Hosted by‘Catch me if u cn’
V were at d beach morning, noon n evening, taking only short naps in between. Hana n I werent proficient swimmers n just bout managed with d basic doggie paddle. Russell aka Aquadog was at his element doing d front crawl, d breast stroke n riding d waves with relative ease. Must b something 2 do with his big paws n pads n large floppy ears. He just swam n swam n swam … 1st in d water n last 2 get out. N he’s not too worried bout d post shriveled skin look either.

V especially enjoyed playing with d waves as dey landed onto d beach. Gv chase n was being chased as dey came n went. N dese guys never stop coming or going all day long, no breaks … groovy!
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‘Bring it on dudes …’

Image Hosted by ‘Never turn ur back on any wave …’

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‘Lessons on dry land’ … ‘Get d balance right’
Image Hosted by ‘Catching d big 1…’
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‘Riding d waves ... cool!’
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Owners’ bodyboards doubled up as surfboards 4 us. Hana n I cld balance fairly well on d boards n managed to ride d waves for a second or 2. But d waves were too strong, so I almost always ended up being wiped out. Gallons of H2O rained down on me as I frantically doggie paddled 4 dry land. Dis sport is Xtreme, bring it on dude! Russell’s motto … ‘why surf ven u cn swim’.


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‘Gimmee d frisbee…’

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‘Flying JRT on Sibu Island’
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‘Taking a breather’

D coolest game 2 play on d beach n Hana’s fav. I also got stuck into it n managed a number of neat takes against d back drop of d rolling waves, sweet. Russell’s motto … ‘why catch frisbees ven u cn swim’.

After continuous soaking in d salt water, my nylon frisbee appeared 2 hv shrunk somewat … needs re-stitching, but still playable.

Part II of Beach Bums, to be continued ...


Blogger Justin said...

hey, lovely pics of your doggy!! And hey, you too can check out this post on dog food. I hope u'll like it..

7:24 PM  
Blogger Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Let's see, frisbee, surfing, swimming, snoozing....sounds like the perfect vacation to spend with your besest friends!

Bussie Kissies

9:11 PM  
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Juz drop by to introduce everybody our newly launched "Z@@!"

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10:05 PM  
Blogger Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Justin, very informative blog u hv there.

Yang, yup will check out ur new forum. Appears 2 b more on exotic pets tho'.

Buster, u must b d busiest blogger in town. Cn see u everywhere. Keep it up.

Merry Xmas n thks 4 dropping by.

12:14 AM  

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