Monday, July 5, 2010
Swimming in the South China Sea
You could say some things are universal. For the Forth of July, SCAD HK rented a "junk" for those of us who had started their little adventure. Now the classic wooden hulls were all booked for the day, which left us with a shiny little number that held all twenty-one of us (and two dogs) quite comfortably. The captain took us out about an hour and a half to an island that boasted white sands and a small reef. What we found was that and about twenty other large junks out for the day of sun and fun - just like Altoona....
After a week of threats of bad weather, possible Amber warnings and even severe heat, we had a perfect day. Not a cloud in the sky, and when we got too hot, there was a quick jump to cool us off.
The water was clean, the food was expansive, the beer was cold, all we missed our friends and family.