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29th July: Back to mainland Mersing

The photo:  The chat: After a morning spent lounging in the sun while in a futile attempt to even up the  tan marks caused by 5 months in lycra shorts, we boarded a boat back to the mainland and waved … Continue reading

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28th July: Tioman Islands

The photo: The chat: After another not so well earned lie-in we boarded a speedboat for a whistle-stop tour of the island’s best snorkelling spots. Coral bay more than lived up to its name with a Tropicana  underwater garden,  Shark … Continue reading

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27th July : Tioman Islands

The photo:  The chat: What to do today? Kayak rental is exorbitant ($50 US for a day) and the snorkelling trip had already left by the time we got our act together. There was nothing left for it but to … Continue reading

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26th July: To the Tioman Islands

The photo: The chat: No riding today!! A lie-in was followed by breakfast at the eerily quiet hotel restaurant, from where we rolled the 500m to the ferry port for the exceptionally civilised daily 11.30am boat. Although the trip to … Continue reading

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25th July : Pekan-Tanjung Gemok

The photo: The route: 100km, total 8358km. http://connect.garmin.com/activity/203159386 The chat: Everything hurt as we clambered onto our bike this morning for our last day cycling before another island break (whoop). Some strong coffee with condensed milk,  noodle soup  and a few painkillers … Continue reading

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