After another dark and stormy night, we woke up to a beautifully sunny day on Monday morning, the day of our intended departure.
I believe the thought started in my head before we headed out to our breakfast buffet. And so, I planted it in Clay’s head… that it was a beautiful day, and we both work our own hours/days. Neither of us really had to get back to Singapore that very day. Isn’t it a shame to leave when the sun is finally out?
He mulled over it as bB chowed down on nommy omelette with tommies, mooshies and cheese (again).
Pancakes and potatoes were the second round. They were kinda meh.
After sussing out ferry options for the next day, we decided to stay!
Hence, Mission Sandcastle #2 was on the cards!
bB knew she needed more tools.
Prowling around the resort lounge, a few handymen fix-it guys were spotted working on a wooden stage. I saw one of them using a little tool to pry up the wooden floor panels. It looked like a potential carving tool for bB!
So, I went nearer and conveniently sat myself down on a lounge chair to watch him. Not long after, he was done working! bB stalked him coming down the stage and pounced on him as he put his little toolbox into a storage compartment at the side of the stage.
Now, things got interesting because our handyman fix-it guy spoke no English. Neither did he seem very keen to help bB with whatever strange request she was trying to convey. After lots of mime action and Charades, thankfully bB was cute enough to wrangle that elusive yellow tool from him. Yes!
I think he actually gave in because he realised bB wasn’t gonna let it go so easily. LOL!
It was actually a perfect day for the beach. The sun was mild, with lots of clouds but no sign of rain. We were so glad we stayed!
Other than my hard-earned little yellow tool, we also brought the metal tin from our trash can in the room to use as my water pail. Yes, we were prepared this time!
The lifeguards were watching bB curiously at first from their pavilion some distance away. When they realised what I was trying to do, they became really interested! A few came over to watch, and one of them passed a kiddy sandcastle kit to Clay for me to use. LOL! How sweet of them! But I was gonna do it the proper way, to carve it from the pile!
It was super funny though. I felt like I had personal escorts on my Mission Sandcastle. Clay chatted with them and later told me they were very impressed. Haha!
And that yellow tool? It made all the difference!
At this point, I thought I was done. I would love to add crenellations to the walls but I didn’t know if the walls were firm enough. So we decided to snap an intermediate Done peekture.
And then bB set to work on the walls… which held up!
Mission Sandcastle is accomplished! :)
I know, the castle is very basic and barely a castle with such easy access, but if bB had a shovel, the pile of sand would have been much higher and we would have a driveway down and a moat, and lots more detail on everything! Definitely gonna try to achieve that for the next Mission Sandcastle, wherever it may be (likely to be in Koh Tao, for Melissa’s beach wedding end of January).
Concluded an awesome day at the beach cafe and bB was rewarded with some super nommy snacks that were so pretty…
The next day, we rocked on home. And that’s all for the Bintan Lagoon Resort reports from bB! Until the next Mission Sandcastle!
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