Yeah, so finally the Redang trip came…sadly now it’s gone 🙁
We left home at some ungodly hour (5am) in a couple of taxis heading to KLIA, where we had a McD style Big Breakfast (They should call it the small breakfast though, as I could eat 3..)
We arrived at Kuala Terengganu after a smooth enough flight..
A coach trip to the jetty, then we jammed ourselves into a boat for the hour or so across to the Island.
We were greeted by the beautiful white sands of Redangs long beach, clear blue water and the crazy beach boys.
And first dive of the trip..
I stupidly didn’t take enough weights (not accounting for the bulky, new and therefore buoyant BCD they gave me), and had real problems descending…
Must have been swimming like a zig-zag, after that I got passed a few weights and was ok…
I noticed myself getting nauseous towards the end of the dive (around 45 mins..) and thought uh-oh…I’ve had this before..
Sure enough when I got out, everything was spinning and I was dizzy as hell, oh well no more diving for me! Inner ear problems from the changing pressure of swimming in a zig-zag, I proceeded to sleep for 15 hours..and got up the next day 😀
The dive was ok, nothing amazing, the dive master we had was a bit noob, so he took us to not so great locations, partially the reason why I sat out the rest of the dives.
And what a beautiful day it was.
After that all us naturalists got ready to clean up the beach for project Aware (Aquatic World Awareness, Responsibility and Education).
It was a stunning day, although a little hot for picking up rubbish on the beach..
And I was still a little dizzy 0_0
We got given the worst area too, the other groups had 1 bin-bag per group, we finished 1/2 bags per PERSON in our group, we got the corner of the beach and it seemed to be some kind of dumping ground, oh well, at least we sorted it out 😉
I got myself a cert anyway and a free t-shirt for helping the beach clean-up..
This is my favourite shot of the lot.
The whole gang just before we left, so sad 🙁
Of course we munched loads of Keropok Lekor, as it’s awesome there!
And we played Baccarat for cans of Coke while we waited for the plane, God pau’ed us all!
Of course we headed to Misai when we got back to stuff ourselves with our favourites foods, which we did..
The end! It was a great trip, really enjoyed it, even though I was dizzy haha, at least I didn’t get burnt, neh neh 😉
Full Gallery here: Redang Sept 2005