Monday, January 9, 2012
Pictorial Journal on my family holiday to Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi - March 2008 - Swamp cruise - Part 04
The next day after the cable car ride, we decided to go for a swamp cruise. We got a small river boat with a Captain and started off just after breakfast. It is a good thing that the Langkawi Geopark is just next door to the resort.
In the picture below is the beach and resort shot from the boat as it heads out to sea.
The many small islands in the Tanjung Rhu cove.
The sand dune with trees is the start of the geopark. From there, its is considered swamp land. By the way, the trees on the sand dune is the Rhu tree.
Because we are in a cove, the water is not choppy. Very nice.
The kids at the bow of the boat.
In the horizon is the Cincang mountain range.
Fishermen with nets at the sand banks.
The tree at the centre of the picture is the Cashew Tree, where cashew nuts are harvested.
The Cashew tree is very low hanging and bears a lot of fruits.
The Cashew fruit. This fruit is very unique as the seed grows below the fruit.
The fruit is tasty but with a bit of rubbery texture.
The mountains are so close to the water line. It looks impressive but not that tall. Nevertheless, very steep.
The mangrove swamp. Look at the intricate root system.
You can just see the various layers of rock formation. No wonder this is called a Geopark.
Simian inhabitants of the swamp.
An old brick kiln being swallowed slowly by the jungle. People use to make charcoal from the mangrove trees.
Water teeming with fish.
A family of monkeys observing us.
TO BE CONTINUED.