Day #3 in Bintan – here’s Tuesday
A bit of an overcast day today, so diving off the agenda for Ollie and I. Rain and a big storm brewing too, so pool was off the agenda and even a walk along the beach became an afterthought. So we had a lazy morning in the bedroom, kids playing and watching a film. Which actually was really really nice relax time. But with lunch looming we had to decide what to do – and renting a golf cart for an explore hit top of the suggestions and so glad it did – what a fun afternoon.
Everything you see here is part of the Nirwana Resort complex – that’s the only place the buggy was allowed – but it sure does give some idea of the scale of this place.
But first things first…
|How cute is this – this greeted us when we returned from breakfast this morning – nicely done Octav…|
|OK first thing on our adventure buggy ride – huge monitor lizard. Clearly not at all bothered by me getting about 6′ from him to take this snap – just eyeing me out and sniffing the air with his tongue – cheeky bugger|
|The intrepid explorers all aboard – is it just me or does it look a little too small for behemoth Ollie???|
|That monitor lizard’s mate then comes out for a look too. “You looking at me…”|
|Head of Expedition and Driver now in shot – one of the rare moments for this holiday to see my face in a photo…|
|This is a beach over the back side of our place – these are the villas on the complex. Private beach or what. Weather permitting we are here tomorrow – there was about two people on this beach. Amazing.|
|It’s just beautiful here|
|Amy just showing you two things;
1 – There is only her footprints on the beach – proving there really is no one here; and
2- Showing you just how soft and powdery this sand is – like talcum powder – amazing!
|1st up Ollie – I have used sports capture setting on the camera to get the action…|
|Next up Amy – not exactly lady-like but it was effective and she got her high-score best ever|
|Even Baby-Jude had a go – bless – yep he tried to kick it first|
|It’s feeding time – little bananas for this lovely lady. Jude got a little scared here…|
|OK send in Mum as a stunt-double – hmm she was even more scared ha ha!!!|
|Nice shot from the guide again – wow yours truly gets another photo – that’s two in a day. Again check out Baby-Jude, ha ha.|
|And here is the beach down this side. See that big grounded boat in the distance? That is actually where the ferry comes in, the terminal is about 2 minutes from there at Bintan.|
|You can just espy Calypso Bar, where we were last night, through the trees. I like this spot a lot.|
|Best meal to date here without a doubt – this was the best. Again read more about the meal on IsLifeaRecipe.net. Excellent Thai food and a truly amazing Bloody Mary to top the night off. Wonderful place!|