Corey helped Mom get on her plane home as I had to leave for work in Australia prior to her flight.
I hated to see Mom go but knew she had to get home to enjoy spring in the Tri-Cities. I am sure she has memories to carry her a ways! I hope you all have enjoyed her adventures written here!
If anyone fancies a trip to SE Asia, let us know so we can figure out what country we will be in so you can find us!
The picture to the left is Mom and Corey riding the bumboat over to our island adventure. Getting to this little ferry was a trek in itself, as it was a long bus ride from our apartment. The ferry doesn't have a schedule. It leaves when enough people show up. Luckily, we weren't the only ones looking for a ride. The primitive wooden boats hold about 12-20 people and most are brightly painted. They sputter smoke as they carry you across the small expanse of water between the islands. We were one of a couple groups of tourists joined by some shoppers that had obviously gone over to Singapore to grab some things that likely just aren't obtainable on their small island.
Upon arrival to the island, we rented bicycles and took our time riding along shady roads. It felt a bit like riding in a sauna but the pace was leisurely. We ended our day at one of the seafood restaurants near the wharf where we caught a return ferry back to the mainland after a tasty lunch.