I found us a lovely place to stay
Lunch at a lovely restaurant overlooking the jungle.
Philip: do you recognize these rocks??
For dinner, we went to a popular restaurant on the beach, and I decided to deviate from my diet of rice and noodles, and decided to try the Vegetarian BBQ special, which consisted of blackcurrant juice, stir-fried vegetables and roti canai. I still can't figure out why the BBQ special involved a choice between stir-fried vegetables and fresh salad. Greg was almost finished his meal by the time my food arrived, and it consisted of a raw salad of cabbage, onions and carrots. Since I'm trying to stay away from raw fruit and vegetables, I told the waitress that she brought me the wrong meal. After a great deal of language confusion, I was told that I did in fact receive stir-fried veggies, which was a pretty ridiculous lie.
The next day we decided to hike around the island. Our goal was to hike to the fishing village on the southern tip of the island. The trail took us along the shore, and it was a lovely hike. On the way back, we stopped at an isolated beach and went for a swim.
The trail was a red brick pathway, so it was impossible to get lost (well, I wouldn't put it past Greg, actually...)
Beautiful isolated beach
Our final day we signed up for a snorkeling trip, where we got to use our waterproof camera. Our first stop was at Turtle Point, where we caught glimpses of sea turtles. Unfortunately there were tonnes of sea wasps in the water, which are pretty much invisible and deliver a very painful sting! They are not dangerous, just horribly annoying. Luckily our other snorkeling stops were fairly wasp-free.
A spectacular parrot fish. You could actually hear them scraping the coral with their mouths (beaks?) underwater.
This guy just looked poisonous.
Greg swimming in a school of fish
This little guy came over to say 'hello'
Next stop: Georgetown, Penang!