30.12.10

Cherating Beach



Since it's the holiday season, we took the opportunity to visit the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.


There were various textures to the sand.
It was mostly soft and nice to touch.
Sometimes it got ticklish when the crabs and hermit crabs crawl all over our feet.


Can you see the hermit crabs fighting above?
Perhaps only two of them are fighting for the same shell.
The winner would leave behind an empty shell which may be just the right size for a smaller hermit crab.
Why not wait for an abandoned house?
But which side to wait?
The queue on the right side is definitely longer.


Seashells are always lovely but the hermit crabs were not interested in these.


As for me, I was more drawn towards the woods than jet ski or parasail.


The beach is not only white or grey.
These are some wildflowers that brighten up the beach.

Happy New Year!

31 comments:

  1. Interesting flora & fauna in Cherating. Did you had lots of otak-otak in Cherating? Hope you had a nice holiday. Happy New Year to you & your family.

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  2. Piękne muszle, pozdrawiam :)
    Happy New Year!
    Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!

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  3. Just what I needed... A day at the Beach!
    All best wishes for a joyful New Year,
    Alice

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  4. Gorgeous photos. I'm completely taken with one of the images in the sand. It looks like a large old tree to me.

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  5. I love your camera shots. They are always so much fun to look at and you take excellent microshots. You made me want to be at the beach today!

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  6. Thank you for this post!!! I really needed some beach shots to remind me that the cold will end and warmer weather will eventually arrive!! I would LOVE to be at a warm beach right now... Lucky you!!! :o)

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  7. Very interesting photos! is always great what you can find with an attentive eye

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  8. I am so glad you took many photos. They are remarkable and I am sure a reflection of the great time you had at the beach. Thanks for saving some rays too.

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  9. Such a beautiful way to spend the holiday! I love the heart shape of the air bubbles in the top right photo of the first collage. Such beautiful images!

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  10. Welcome back from your holidays One! Beautiful mosaics of the beach especially the shells and the pattern of the sands. Happy New year to you and family!

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  11. One, i've long been waiting for your post, i miss them. You have excellent shots here, i love the way you took them, we have the same likes to focus on! However, maybe your camera has better close-up focus. You're very observant to see those minor details in texture.I love to go beach photowalking with you.And...i envy you for making that collage!

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  12. Great shots.... I was very busy over in Cherating recently and missed the walk along the beach holding hands with Kakdah....

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  13. Very beautiful photos, One!

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  14. Hello One. Thanks for the trip to the beach. Your photos of the various creatures are very interesting. You have a very good eye for design. I needed a bit of a get-a-way. We are still cold and dry here, but a huge storm is supposed to be moving in tomorrow and I surely will want to return to the beach. Happy New Year, One. See you next year. cheers. ann

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  15. Nice holiday! Very nice shots and beautiful photos! Wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  16. Diana, We didn't try otak-otak but we had stuffed crab. Having stuffed crab is about enjoying crab without having to break the shells.

    Talibra, Happy New Year to you!

    Alice, Why not plan for a getaway in Winter? I saw many foreigners at the beach.

    Marguerite, You noted that old tree too? I am glad you enjoyed watching nature's creation like I do.

    Rohrerbot, Really happy to know that you have enjoyed looking at those micro shots.

    TS, Wonder how your leg is. No hopping around at the beach. Time for you to hibernate.

    Fer, You are right! When we pay attention, there can be endless of photos that seem worth taking.

    Donna, "Sun rays, if you may, shine the other way and brighten up Donna's day."

    Cat, Actually there were hearts in many places. But I didn't always have my camera with me. Glad you noted those hearty bubbles.

    P3Chandan, Thanks. Well, that reminds me that I have not seen your mosaic yet. How is it coming along?

    Hi Andrea, I am sure you have beautiful beaches over at Philippines. My wide shots are not as good as yours which is why I am showing mostly macros. :)

    Bangchik, When I was there, I thought that you probably live nearby and may be having a holiday there. So you did but at a different time.

    Milka, Thanks.

    Ann, Huge storm? Oh no! Hope it doesn't do too much harm. May you have a pleasant Winter and a Happy New Year.

    Orchid, Happy New Year to you too.

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  17. Lovely photos. Have not been to Cherating before! Here's wishing you and your family A Happy New Year and a great 2011!

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  18. I though I see fossils in one or two of you photos; both the colourful and white or grey are attractive.

    The hermit crabs do not like the seashells may be because of the weight of the later. How to move around with a huge house?

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  19. Hi One...I don't live near the sea so beach visits are special! That happens only once in a blue moon!! Loved your pictures of the crabs, sand and shells. Glad you also included the wild flowers in your post.

    Happy New Year!

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  20. Beautiful photos! Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  21. Joyce, The beach at the East Coast has much finer and cleaner sand as compared to the West Coast. The journey is pretty long though.

    Rainfield, I wonder what photos you would have taken at the beach. :)

    Kanak7, It was a pretty long journey for me too. Thanks for coming by.

    Ginny, Happy New Year to you too!

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  22. Those are some NEAT photos!

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  23. Love your pictures and collages. Glad to have another nature buddy here. Wishing you Happy New Year 2011!

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  24. 10 minutes to go.

    Happy New Year.

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  25. One - what a delight! Your photos are fantastic. :D (Happy New Year!)

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  26. I rarely get to the coast so it was lovely to see your seascape collages. The thought of little crabs crawling all over my feet is giving me shivers down my spine!

    May you have a Happy New Year aswell :)

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  27. What a gorgeous selection of photos. You are such a wonderful photographer. Looks like a great trip to the ocean.

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  28. Hi One - I haven't been to Cherating for years. Still unspoilt by development, I see. Your post makes me want to have a holiday there again soon. I'll wait till the monsoon season is over.
    Great collages.
    Rosie from Melaka

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  29. Lovely beach pictures. I also like to take the path less traveled.

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  30. Great holiday! Beautiful pictures!
    Happy New Year to you !

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  31. I'm glad you aren't that into jet skiing -- what a remarkable photo collection! I had to look close to make sure some of those plants were not also shells. Beautiful! Happy New Year!

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