Sunday, May 25, 2008

Chek Jawa Public Walk, 25 May 2008

It's the last Sunday of the month again, and the Naked Hermit Crabs are back in action at Chek Jawa!

Quite a few people had heard about us or visited our blog, and so were at Chek Jawa specifically to take part in our guided walk.

The tide's very high, so the seagrass lagoon and sandbar are all submerged. But even so, the scenery is beautiful.

Ivan led a bunch of fun-loving students, who were fascinated with the many mudskippers they saw along the mangrove boardwalk, as well as the story of where atap chee comes from. Here they are filling in entries for our guestbook.

A white-bellied sea eagle was spotted soaring over the Jejawi Tower.

Though the weather was really hot when we first began, things really improved later on, with an overcast sky and nice cooling breeze. So our visitors were able to have a relaxing and scenic stroll along the coastal boardwalk.

The groups led by LK and Ivan were treated to the splendid sight of the hornbills flying around right in front of House No. 1. Cool!

We've had such fun conducting our monthly public walks at Chek Jawa. At the beginning of this year, we were not sure how the response would be like. Initially, we decided to try out our current schedule of conducting our walks every last Sunday of the month, and review things after 4 months. But over the past 4 sessions, the response has been so great, that we are definitely going to carry on.

Thanks to LK, Ivan, Bian, Haliah and Vyna for coming down! And a big thank you to all our visitors, for all your support, and your lovely entries in our guestbook.

Watch out for us in June!

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