Fai spotted a tree branched filled with busy termites as I prodded a nearby rotting log looking for the little critters without much success.
Fai was at his usual creative self. He made protective headgear and a violin out of twigs.
Shibani and Ean found that towering ferns made a good hideout.
Although there are steps leading up to the lighthouse, the kids preferred trekking up the grassy hillslope.
After the steep trek downhill we were greeted by a pristine beach all to ourselves. The waters of Tanjung Tuan was carpeted with sea-grass. Schools of silvery fish fries could be seen among the swaying grass.
A fruiting pandanus tree by the beach.
Trekking back up to the lighthouse was no easy task. so we took our time and admired the beautiful landscape such as this Strangling Fig tree.
Pengkalan Balak was our first stopover as we made our way from PD to Malacca. This place was discover by PohPoh and KongKong as they went in search for a place for lunch a few months back.
The view at the jetty was beautiful and overlooks Melaka Island - another failed project. We had the whole viewing deck to ourselves and the kids had a good time running around, hiding behind pillars and feeding Todak fish that could swim against the strong currents. When we threw pieces of bread into the sea, the bread was carried away by the currents in seconds.
I was disappointed with the trip to the new Planetarium and totally dismissed my few hours spent there. However I was in for a surprise. Somehow that trip got Fai thinking......