Joel had suggested that we follow hubby for a short holiday. You see, he LOVES beaches. I wasn't really thrilled of the idea. I was exhausted and going anywhere would need extensive preparation. We said no to Joel.
But then I started thinking. Why not? Joel is a kid who needs to go to places to have experiences in life. And he is such an outdoor person.
Thus I decided that we would go. And we kept the change of mind from Joel until Friday morning. Boy, was he THRILLED!
I baked and cooked my food from Tuesday to Thursday. Even though it was only two days, I would need main meals and snacks! And the place had no kitchen. I had to get creative with my food!
The first day's meal was kept in 3 Thermos jars. I made chicken + potato stew, stir-fried cabbage with garlic, fried egg and rice. The second day's food was my own home-made instant noodles which I had froze in the freezer on Thursday. I packed the two frozen packets of noodles with ice-packs in a styrofoam box. And I brought my trusty old rice pot and used the steam function to reheat the noodles. I baked potatoes and boiled some hard boiled eggs to be eaten as snacks. I also made some rice crackers. I baked a butter cake but I had forgotten to bring it along! But food was more than enough because I did not have much appetite.
The one good thing that the trip did for me was that I was able to sleep in the afternoons! I'm always on the road during afternoons. I never get a chance to nap even though I am exhausted. But I managed to nap for about 3 hours during the 2 days! And that really refreshed, rejuvenated and recharged me.
The beach is about 109km from our home. The journey took us about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
And I am extremely glad that we went.
For it was a brief respite indeed!
|2 beds and a day-bed.|
|The 'outdoor' shower.|
|The 'open-roof' which is next to the shower area.|
|You can look down at the sea while you are showering.|
|Low tide on the 1st day! Perfect for crab hunting.|
The high tide was returning!
|The water chalets!|
|A dead crab.|