It was an overcast morning, with barely any pinkish hue in the sky as the sun struggled to break free from the low clouds. But our spirits were high. It’s been a month since our crew last paddled together in Palawan, and we were all excited to be back on the waters kayaking together again, even it was in the murky waters of Singapore.
Our aim – 24 km paddle around Pulau Ubin, just across the channel from Pasir Ris beach. The was nary a breeze in the air, so the waters were glossy and calm, the air somewhat heavy with humidity. But the waters were cleaner than Jeff and my last trip out, to which I’m infinitely grateful for. We still saw bits of flotsam about, which is sad. Still, amidst the plastic odds and ends littering the beaches and mangroves, we still spied plenty of wildlife: herons, a family of 3 wild boars foraging by the waters’ edge, over 2 dozen otters slinking about on the beach, big fat monitor lizards lounging on the sand, an eagle and a hawk soaring overhead.