reefwAlk @ Kusu Island
Kusu Island Top View
we visiTed the North Lagoon on the petiTe Kusu islAnd.......whicH wAz mythicAlly beliVed to hAve morpHed from a giAnt turtLe, which sAved 2 guyz decAdez ago from a seA storM....the Chinese guy built a temple, and the Malay guy built a shrine as gifts of thAnkz.... ; )
anywAy, the ideA and purpoZe was to wAlk oN the Lagoon and observe the corAlz and orgAnismz scAttered over during low tide!!! and my interestinG journeY thuZ beguN.....
the reef....an overvieW....
tooK mAcro shotZ witH my deArest olympuZ hahAa....and i am v v v sAtisfied with the shotZ!!!!!! see....:
thiZ iz a snAil tryinG to moVe on a rocK...
a tinY hermiT crAb on Zhi Heng'z pAlm...looK at it'z tinY eyez, i beT it wAz posinG for me or somethinG!!!
seAgrApez!!!!! heArd from thiZ IndonesiAn girl in my grouP thAt it hAz certAin therapeutic functionZ for High Blood Pressur or somethinG...and theY eAt it rAw for thAt!!
a frAgment of Blue Coral...a hArd kind of corAl. wondeR who broKe it....i juZ picKed it uP and photo-ed it...heH....also, i thoughT Blue Coral was onlY a Bubble Tea Flavour!!!
a turbAn snAil...see nexT phoTo for it'z amAzing use!!
the operculuM of the turbAn snAil....it'z biologicAl functioN iz to cloZe up the interior of the snAil to prevenT dehydrAtion during loW tide, and it'Z humAnized uze is to be trAnsformed into a buttoN!!!!! ewwW.....but it'Z quite nice, smootH, and hArd though.
the whiTe strAnd is a strAnd of the stickY intestineZ of the seA cucumbeR strAnded on some hArd corAl!!! A Sea Cucumber will refluX and vomit out itz intestineZ as a forM of defense.....theN it will fLee, and of cuZ it fled....thAt'z why there'z no phoTo of a reAl seA cucumber.
a mutAnt Sea Star (Starfish)!!!!! onlY 4 armZ insteAd of 5....a rAre find!!
the lotuZ wishinG well of the Kusu Island tempLe....you gottA hit the bell with your coin after you mAke your wisH....mAy all be welL and hAppy!!
the ferrY wAz so shAky!!!! buT i kindA liKe thiZ shoT...
i wouLd loVe to diNe on thiZ Riverboat reztAurant somedAy....it'Z so cool to diNe on a floAting reztAurant!!!!!
it wAz a greAt dAy.....with an interestinG dizcoverY too - i finAlly found anotheR prActical uze for the SAF Army bootz....they are totAlly wAterproof and my feeT wAz kepT drY thougH i submerGed them into the seAwater!! ;P
hoPe you enjoYed the photoZ!!! wisH to joiN in future tripZ!!!! ^.^ ^o^ ^O^