Kayaking around Sebana

This is the year of many visitors for us at Sebana, and our newest visitor is Vanessa. Before you start thinking that Sebana is a fun place that people are flocking over to see this beautiful place.. ahem.. this place is nice, but my friends are here to visit with us, because we are fun and we do fun things. 🙂

Warming up her kayak paddling arms.

Warming up her kayak paddling arms.

Vanessa and I travelled from SG on the last Friday night ferry from CFT to Belunkor where we met up with Doug and off to Sebana. Our plans start 1st thing at 6am on Sat. We are going to make a Cevichi! and so we need lots of stuff from the wet market. .. That is followed by breakfast, then lots of prep work to get the Cevichi going. The Cevichi making will be in the next post.

Upriver Santi.

Upriver Santi.

With 3 of us working together on the Cevichi making, we managed to finish it quite quickly. By 1100, we were finish and it was time to go paddling. Vanessa has been dragon boating lately, and she runs all the time. I definately have alot of respect for her fitness… but I dunno how well she paddle a kayak. 1st, I set her on my little H/P Yakuni. Very easy to stroke, this kayak is always friendly to new paddlers. I followed on the white Cobra SOT, which was high volume and heavy. It wasnt half as fun as my little Yakuni at all.

Only a short 1hr paddle up river Santi. Okay, so she paddles. Now, we can be sure that she’ll will have no problem to make the trip to see the fireflies this evening. Yes, that the plan. Seems like fireflies trips is very popular around Desaru, so why not..

Paddling out at dusk.

Paddling out at dusk.

We put Van on our fastest kayak, Doug on the Cobra SOT and I in Yakuni. Being on the shortest kayak, meaning possibly the slowest of the group, I set the pace. This arrangement proved to be the best for us, we all had fun because we were almost equally paced without too much effort.

Was it scary to kayak in a very dark night? Even tho we bought a flashlight, we hardly used it. The dark night was great for watching fireflies, they were so cute, little light bulbs on the mangrove trees. Being on a kayak, and since it was high tide, we could paddle up to the trees and touch those flies… Another thing about paddling on a very dark night was the phospherescense display in the water. We all had silver wake. Too bad pictures dont turn out, so you guys will have to come to experience it yourself… 🙂


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