Going somewhere... (part 3 - last part)
After rushing thru' our dinner, we finally came to the last stop of the itinerary... the firefly-watch tour. We reached the jetty which is just 15 mins from our restaurant. Were briefed abt the tour along the way... we all have to put on life jackets as a safety measure... also kids were not allowed to sit on the outside of the ferry as they're afraid that they will get too excited upon seeing the fireflies, stand up and loose their balance. Anyway... an issue raised by our tour guide was that there shd be NO PHOTOGRAPHY allowed during the tour. Also to try to keep our volume low. MOST IMPORTANTLY, we shd not touch the fireflies shd they fly near us. The reason is a perfectly logical one. As fireflies are highly sensitive to noise and scent, once they come into contact with a foreign scent and happens to attach the scent onto their own bodies, when they re-joined their "group", they will be ostracised. Furthermore, the numbers of fireflies is on the decline all these years, which is only understandable with the pollution brought on by human and also the crazy weather we experienced these years.
The jetty where we take the boat... it was ard 7pm when we reached there...still we were the 2nd tour coach. However, we still managed to get on the 1st boat.
This shot is taken while we were on the boat, gng into the mangrove swamps. This is the last shot I have to share.... as it's near impossible to take any shots of the fireflies without flash... However, PLEASE do go for this tour if u have the chance to... the experience is simply awesome! Esp, since we're all living in an urban environment, there's simply no chance to see any fireflies, wad's more at their most natural habitat. Words really cannot describe the moment when we spotted the fireflies.... it's really really amazing.... it's almost magical for me.
to escape the heat