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
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!
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 :)
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
and you can see
Halloween fun. Once Henry, our dog, accidentally got the stuff from
inside a snap light on him and looked like spooky ghost dog!
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.
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.
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.
course our favourite thing in the whole world is still just playing
on the beach.....
** Hope we'll see you at Sea Gypsy sometime
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