We only perceive time through changes.
Limestone stalactites in particular form extremely slowly – usually less than 10 cm every thousand years – and radiometric dating has shown that some are over 190,000 years old.
While I am in awe with these formations, I don’t particularly fancy seeing them lit up in multi-colors.
I prefer seeing them in their natural color and state.
By noon, it was pretty hot. Lunching at the Four Seasons Hotel, overlooking the beach and clear blue sky was really enjoyable. All you could see was pristine white sand stretching for miles, overlooking small limestone islands and the blue sea.
More activities in the afternoon. We drove around and took the cable car up the hill top to have a panoramic view of the harbour. Walking along the cable stayed bridge with just one column support in the middle and intermediate lookout platforms clipped to the side of the footbridge was an amazing experience!
Visited the mangrove area by boat, watching black kites diving down for the food. We were keenly aware that a lot of work had gone into making sure the mangroves would thrive but feeding the hawks would reduce their ability to find food themselves.
We swinged by a fish farm. Like any other tourists, we were eager to touch the stingrays in a fish farm tank. Immersing our feet in a tank of small fishes, we had a strange sensation as the fishes nibbled our feet which we were told would improve our skin.
We were impressed by the appearance of the boutique Spanish style hotel Casa Del Mar and decided to try out al fresco dining by the sea. Sitting under the gently swaying palm trees, and watching the sun setting was the only thing we wanted to do.
What a luxurious life! We realized how blessed we were and were grateful that we were given such a blissful day.