As we neared Sibu Babi Besar (that's the name of the tiny island!) we saw this dead, bloated turtle in the water. We were nearing or inside of the marine park, so this really saddened us. We hope it wasn't one of the rare leatherback turtles that come here to lay their eggs. Most likely it was a green turtle or a hawksbill, as most of the leatherbacks have disappeared.
Our first sight of clear waters again in Malaysia!!
Our view of Tioman Island as we approached.
A briefing before the games where Sazli explained that we would have a security escort when we got to Sabah, as there had been political unrest and kidnappings there. The Sail Malaysia yachts were to be the focus of the ESSCOM (the security forces) fleet and were set to make sure nothing happened to us.
The prize table at the games in Tioman. Lots of locals won prizes and we all had a great time playing 7-8 different games here.
It's not easy to squeeze the water into the water bottle from these sponges.
The winning puzzle team with their finished product. The teams changed for every game, so we got to play with lots of different folks.
One game involved wrapping a child in toilet paper like a mummy. The kids volunteered to stand still while we tried to get creative with the stuff. Goodness knows they don't use the TP in their toilets! This was our victim to wrap. He had such a cute smile and tried to hold so very still while we played.
Maureen's 'Birtday' cake, complete with the mispelling. So common here.
Maureen with a glass of wine. Cheers on her birthday.