Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Baybeats 2010

August has been a relatively interesting month for me. We wrapped up the mass natural shores guides training; YOG has come and gone along with the torch that went past my house, alma mater(s) AND workplace; went for kayaking certification; tried my hand out in greening; and went for Baybeats ^_^ Many thanks to the many friends who were with me (or in the case of the YOG related stuff, jio-ed me) during these events. Definitely made August 2010 rather interesting and special! Oh, especially you guys who were roped into coming along to Esplanade to catch David Choi ;p (You know who you are! And no, you haven't seen me in proper fangirl mode yet. Would like to think that I have already outgrown that phase, and am now a supporter instead of a fangirl. Heh!)

So to celebrate the last day of the eight month of this year, I break away from my series of photo-filled nature related posts and present to you a short video of some of the action I managed to capture on film during the 2nd Day of Baybeats 2010.

Wonder if I should start doing more videos. The editing can be quite fun! ;p
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Monday, 16 August 2010

Terumbu Pempang Tengah - TPT

P7150397 marine charts

Yes, I am uber behind on my posts.... But since I did promise that my next entry would be on the visit to TPT, here goes nothing....
15 July 2010 - Was lucky enough to join a smallish team of 6 to explore one of our submerged patch reef. It has been a while since I last visited any of the patch reefs (while on a walk or whilst diving), and it was nice heading out with my cab-pool kaki since we also had a chance to do some catching up ;p
P7150398 Bukom in the darkwtmk

It was still dark when we arrived, but soon the skies brightened and we off we went! It was certainly quite an expanse of shore to cover but with all of us heading out in different directions, I think between the six of us, we managed to cover most of it ^_^ Here's some close-up of critters I came across. Can you figure out what they are? (p/s. click on the pics for the larger image and what it is)
P7150429 Phymanthus anemonewtmk P7150471 Tridacna squamosawtmk P7150560 giant carpet anemone (Stichodactyla gigantea)wtmk P7150511 zooanthidswtmk P7150558 giant carpet anemone (Stichodactyla gigantea)wtmk P7150495 Phymanthus sp. anemonewtmk


For more photos, feel free to check out my Flickr album.
Read more from Ria's posts on Darat and Tengah.
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