31 Aug 2014 – And Thank You August!
Sat: up bright and early heading to the museum for the Lighthouse Heritage Trail. On the ferry before 0830hrs heading to Raffle Lighthouse on Pulau Satumu, app 14km south of Mainland SIN. Our guide informed us that there are 7 lighthouses in SIN. The blue flag is SIN State Marine Ensign.
The lighthouse guard insisted that there are 90steps to the top but I counted 103! On land here for about 1hr 30mins. Water seem pretty clear but the sharks also share this water here. Tkx Hannah for pix of myself.
Continued to the Sultan Shoal Lighthouse which was built in 1895 during the time when the late Commander Charles Quentin Gregan Craufurd was the Master Attendant of SIN. This looks more like a beautiful villa with a tower stuck in the middle. We were not allowed to land here, but still a lovely view from the boat. Great to catch up with Hannah and her parents who also were on this trail. Mr Leong is the only person I know who is born and grew up on Pulau Bukom.
Got back to mainland SIN app 13.15hrs and was totally zonked out. Eyes could not stay open, took a nap when I got home. Lucky to get on this trail as the first tour was completely filled and NHB put out an extra tour because of the overwhelming response. They did a great job and appreciate the chance to see these 2 absolutely beautiful lighthouse.
Fri: SIN Night Festival, another event I usually miss and now finally got to attend. It was pouring cats and dogs earlier but turned into a pleasant evening for Adeline, Audrey. Clement and I. Divine Trees by Clement Bried are quite something, first time seeing such creation. The group was convinced that the trees were sculptured but was there the next morning with shots to convince them otherwise.
Camper’s Corner has their tents up with lights and shadow play. Great effects.
Richard has been having fun about Johnny and my FB TGIFs. The cartoons are good and funny. Thanks RY. And the season’s first strong Northern Lights have been sighted by Ellen Brox in Tromsø last night. last night.
Wed & Thu: really needed the 2 days to get my thoughts and packing together before heading to Iceland and Norway. More than half the suitcase is filled with gifts and sooo frustrated – unable to find the travelling adaptors. Must have left them with Linn or May! Tkx to Henry for a beautiful piece of ‘seraphinite’ which supposedly has impressive healing attributes for both physical and emotional healing. It is a stone to aid you to bring Divine Light into your being and this brings with it spiritual healing.
Had to see this newly released movie about food and more food. The Hundred-Foot Journey***Adapted from Richard Morais’ bestseller by Steve Knight and produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake, the film follows an Indian family who moves to Southern France to open an Indian restaurant across the street from a high profile French restaurant that starts a culinary battle between the two restaurants…
Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck – Immanuel Kant