Apr 13, 2008

Chek Jawa boardwalk with Outward Bound Singapore: Part 3

Bright and early, a bunch of Naked Hermit Crabs were off to Pulau Ubin, as this man contemplates his catch on Changi Beach with his cast net.It was a very hazy morning as we dealt with the first business of the day: Lontong at Pak Ali's, served only on Ubin and only on Sundays!We were soon joined by another enthusiastic bunch of Outward Bound folks and we were off to Chek Jawa to check out the Boardwalk.

The mangosteen was blooming and fruiting!And we almost walked past the fallen flowers of the amazing Barringtonia racemosa!If it wasn't for the sharp eyes of our Outward Bound friends! This is a rare kind of Sea poison that was planted here, among the many other rare shore and coastal plants featured in the area near Chek Jawa.

The day got really hot, but everyone was very attentive.Including our favourite participant Hannah, who got a real good view from dad's shoulders.It was really low today, so we could really see what's on the shore.We had a huge team of Naked ones to introduce the boardwalk today, so everyone got a turn at their favourite subjects.

Liana did a fabulous introduction of the mangroves.Marcus did all the icky stuff like spiders and barnacles.Leykun shared about the amazing mudlobster.November introduces the rocks and geology of Ubin.And Ivan introduces the story of civet cat poo-and-expensive coffee, which never fails to astound.At the end of the little introduction, everyone shared wonderful insights into our favourite shore.More about what they shared in the Naked Guestbook on the Adventures with the Naked Hermit Crabs blog.

On the way back, we dropped by at Ubin Green House and met with Grant Pereira too! Despite him being very busy with a bunch of volunteers.While Grace gave everyone a tour of the Green House and it's many green features.Hannah had a listen to the very BIG sound of the ocean.And the Naked Ones tried out some kampung games.Kampung Boy Marcus shows how it's done.City Girl November tries hard.What a fabulous day out with a great bunch of people on an amazing shore!Thanks everyone!

And here's a much nicer photo of everyone, taken by Li San and shared by November on her flickr.This is the last of a grueling series of morning low tides. But I'm sure, as soon as we've caught up with sleep, we'll be ready for the next set in two week's time!

More blogs about this trip
On Ubin with Crabs and OBS on the leafmonkey blog
Shared thoughts and more on the Adventures with the Naked Hermit Crabs blog

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