While we managed to take some evening walks by the beach to enjoy the quiet, of course we allocated two full mornings to chill out by the beach. The hotel has a little private beach for guests. Deckchairs, towels, and all the usual amenities provided. Quiet enough. The Son Tra Peninsula is picturesque and it would really sad not to portion out time to admire it. That's the whole point of staying in this hotel. The convenience of a beach at our doorstep.
I do like the sun on the skin. For a while, under sunblock. Not to tan for hours. No wish to get burnt. The best way to get a tan is to pull on a hat, wade in the water or squat around. Fun! Not swimming in the sea. Eeeks. Not unless I'm in a wetsuit with a dive mask and air tank. The man didn't mind plunging in for a bit. He misses the beach. It's been a long time since our last beach vacation.
Went to terrorize marine life. It's been a long time since I saw a beach this alive. Most beaches in the world have been occupied by humans all day. Sea creatures only come out night. On this beach where no more than 20 humans walk on each day, I treaded softly and saw plenty. Loads of bustling and colors going on.
Patiently waited for crabs to crawl out of their little holes. Only one did. Bah. But saw many tiny sand crabs scurrying around. Spent like 45 minutes stalking crabs. Spotted a bright purple crab. It was quite big. At least something big enough randomly spotted. Dunno what species it is. I only know it can't be eaten. :P Tiny clams were waving about. Placed them back into the water. Didn't want to think about whether they should be eaten. Stared at shells washed up whole and in broken bits, dead fish and garbage. Loads of sand dollars hanging around too. Love this business of chilling out.