Black PigHi everyone! We're Richard and Jade and our Mum owns Sea Gypsy. We're now 20 and 19 respectively. Richard in his second year at Aberdeen University & Jade is running the Dive Base until summer when she’s off to London to study photography. We still love playing at Sea Gypsy and do whenever we can, as you can see on Sea Gypsy Face Book! We still come back and play during the hols whenever we can! We always loved the boat ride over to the island and we often went on snorkeling & diving trips so we could go on the boat again. We have grown too big for our 3HP boat so we have turned it into a cool pirate boat swing you can find it in the kids zone

Boys on the Jetty
Another favourite of ours is to go fishing off the Kelong (an old fish farm on stilts). We've seen pink dolphins and sharks and loads of other stuff, it's brilliant. We even catch fish sometimes but we usually throw them back in 'cus we prefer to look at them in the sea. We keep the squid to eat though, who doesn't love calamari? Our Mum, that's who!

Richard, Jade & Linda
Once we found an old pit in the jungle. It was full of tortoises that couldn't get out so we had to rescue them, there were so many we had to get a wheelbarrow. One time there was a great big Monitor Lizard in there but we watched him get out by himself. Another brilliant place is the Bat Cave on the walk to the Kampung, so be sure to go on that excursion. Oh, and you can try jumping off the Kampung jetty as well :)

Ghoulish Staff

Halloween is one of our favourite days at Sea Gypsy, really creepy with tons of decorations and costumes. We always celebrate it the last Saturday of October. Jade was a zombie bride one year. In 2010 Richard was a crazy pirate, click here and you can see our Halloween fun. Once Henry, our dog, accidentally got the stuff from inside a snap light on him and looked like spooky ghost dog!

Stu's little monsters

The kids activities run by Dan's Nasty are brilliant. We make things like kites, masks plus all sorts of stuff using anything we find on the beach or in the jungle for decoration. Theres treasure hunts & jungle walks and tee shirt painting too.

Jungle Gym

We used to have one of those great big plastic climbing things when we were small but it sort of fell apart from use. Our Mum ALWAYS recycles EVERYTHING so she kept the parts that weren't broken. Our carpenters, Parmin & Fendi, along with Richard and his friend Charlie thought Ma had finally flipped when she told us to go and "build a jungle gym, use your imagination". Well it took a little thinking about but CHECK IT OUT! It's kinda got a life of it's own and just keeps growing.

Basketball Court

Another day Ma was complaining to me (Richard) about an old pipe sticking out the ground and flippantly said I should stick a pole in it and hang a basket on it.....

My gang and I did better than that, we cemented over the top of the pipe and now have a super home made mini basket ball court. And it's got a sensor spot light so you can still play hoops after 6.30pm.

Fun in the seaBeach FortressOf course our favourite thing in the whole world is still just playing on the beach.....

** Hope we'll see you at Sea Gypsy sometime soon! **

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