It was the third of three nearly consecutive holidays. First Penang, then Cameron Highlands, and finally Admiral Cove in Port Dickson. Spent the weekend of 29 November - 1 December at the Avillion Admiral Cove (next to the Yacht Club) with my family (minus Kevin), Aunty Siew Bee's family and Aunty Daphne's family.
Unusually for me, I spent most of my time on the internet and sleeping in the room. I really needed a break after the relatively exhausting first two trips. It was here that I first saw the picture Su Shen took of Ai Wei.
Yacht petrol station.
Shot on Ilford Delta 400 using the old Ricoh LX-10 35mm fixed focal compact and a makeshift filter of red cellophane paper. It was the camera that started it all some five years ago at the NSCF Leaders' Camp and d'NA Stage One.
The three families at the Yacht Club lobby.
Yachts at night.
Sunset at Admiral Cove.
Sara reading by the window.
Jonathan, Aunty Daphne's son.
Pepper, salt and light.
One of my favourite pictures from the trip. As the sun was rising on the third day (no Easter puns, please) during breakfast at the hotel's coffee house, the light streamed in at rapidly changing angles. At one point, it cast the shadows seen in this picture, and in my opinion made the salt and pepper shakers appear like stars on a stage.
The Madrina. A tastefully built yacht in which I wouldn't mind sailing the world.
Common myna at Admiral Cove.
I was lying in wait on one of the poolside deckchairs for a bird to take my bait of croissant, placed on the brick ledge overlooking the harbour. It was to no avail. And then this little one came along and hopped about near the deckchair, quite indifferent to my presence.
Kumar the window cleaner.
Satis the waiter who attended to us at almost all our meals in the coffee house.
On the third day I saw this in the papers. To think my friends and I contributed 87 seats to the 'sold out' status of the concert!
(The whole event was challenging to coordinate, but nonetheless a great experience and a thoroughly enjoyable concert. But that's a story for another post.)