When we got to the bay our boat was nice and the crew was lovely. It was the four of us and a Canadian couple and a German couple. We sailed off into the bay anyway which is amazing Ia��ll put up some pictures. they told us we were going to see the caves so I went down to the cabin to get my camera and when I came out the girls were all up on the dock I was wondering what all the shouting was about, the boat was pulling out of the harbor, I was morto, they had to go back in again to drop me off.
The first cave we stopped at is a really big one, it was really crowded with tourists, but it was great, look at the picture of the fertility symbol (hahahaha). Then back to the boat to a smaller cave. Much smaller. We had to crawl in. Our guide Nga, told us it was a maze cave so she had the girls climbing up into holes to find the way out. She was in hysterics laughing, so was I, I wasna��t climbing into any holes (so I thought!) Sure enough we had to crawl out through a tiny tunnel. I was a bit freaked. It got worse. Nga, told us there was a lovely garden further up, so we climbed up this rock face on a little trail, guided by a rope, with a sheer cliff drop down to the sea. Seriously. At the top everyone is looking at the view a�?wowa�� a�?amazinga��. Then it was time to go down but of course I was expected to move at this stage and I was rooted to the spot my legs wouldna��t stop shaking! I managed to hold it together and climbed back down, the bravery was very impressive a�� no crying and not much freaking out! Cait wasna��t much better than me so I didna��t feel so bad.
Back on the boat after dinner the crew wanted us to do Karaoke. They all obviously loved karaoke and thought we should tooa��.we were up for a laugh but the German couple were not impressed. The girls got up to do a song and the microphone kept getting awful feedback and between the girls belting out the song and the squealing feedback I was in hysterics, there were tears rolling down my face and I swear the German girl did not crack a smile she had a face like a smacked arse, which just made me worse. At one stage she put her fingers in her ears. Not a smile out of her all evening. I dona��t think she approved of us. They went to bed eventually TG and everyone relaxed and had a bit of fun finally!
Had to get up at 7am for breakfast because of the Sea Kayaking. I thought this was optional as in I was going to opt out. Not so. we told Nga about fifty times that we didna��t know how to Kayak and Cait eventually managed to get out of it. I went in the canoe with Nga, shaking like a leaf of course. It was ok in the end we paddled around the sheltered part of the bay, I was happy out thinking this is not too bada��a��.and then the Germans with their big serious heads in their big serious raingear start going when are we going to the caves? Poor Nga is in a bit of a bind at this stage because I obviously dona��t have a notion what Ia��m doing and neither to Caroline and Solenn and you have to go out in the open sea to get to the cave. So I said to her why dona��t you tell the girls to go back (thinking she could drop me off at the boat too). Yes, the girls got sent back but oh no I had to go out in the South China Sea in a canoe to look in a cave. It was actually great but seriously hard work and poor Nga got tired halfway there and I kept soaking her with my amateur paddling but we got back alive and thata��s the main thing!
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