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almost… banggi island April 17, 2008

Filed under: friends,holidays,photography — daughterofdestiny @ 21:06
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over the long easter weekend, a group of us were supposed to go over to banggi island, which was about 1 hour by ferry from kudat. however, due to complicated situations, we were unable to do so. as a result, we spent our time in kudat.

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eight (8) of us took this mini bus from kota kinabalu to kudat. this picture was taken at a pit stop.

 

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in the van, waiting for the rest to come back from a pee/poo
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after about 3 hours, we reached kudat at about 12.30pm. while we were dropping off a passenger somewhere in a kudat village, the tyre punctured. here, the mini bus driver was changing tyre. we helped by… erm… giving moral support.
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upon arrival at the ferry terminal in kudat, we realized that the ferry service at 9am to banggi island was cancelled. therefore, the next & final ferry service at 2.30pm was full. FULL!!! ARGH!!!
 
 
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after lunch, we went back to the ferry terminal, hoping to be able to board the ferry illegally, with permission. as you can see, a lot of passengers were hanging around, trying to get to banggi island. needless to say, we did not manage to board. wait, we did… but we got off again. it’s a long story.
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we then decided to check ourselves into an available “hotel”. following which, we walked over to the nearby esplanade for fishing.
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i was still sorely disappointed, after all the planning…
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fishing
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bait

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elaine’s fishing rod

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georgina’s catch
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trying to undo sharon c’s fishing line
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although we were unable to reach banggi island, we enjoyed our time fishing. that night, after dinner, i fell fast asleep. tired from the journey and the @$*#&%# pms!!
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the next morning, after i managed to wake up (translation: i overslept!), i went to the nearby market for picture taking.
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tailor
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cobbler
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i bought 2 pieces of sarong.

by noon, i took a cab back to kota kinabalu together with sharon c & meg while the rest stayed on for another day of fishing. all in all, it was a learning experience for me.

banggi island, you just wait! i will conquer you, someday!

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