An exciting ferry ride to Langkawi Island

6 Nov 2016 Ferado

November 1, 2016

Come, Join us as we take our ferry ride to Langkawi today!
We journeyed together in this “bumpy” ferry ride, united in this dream of seeing Langkawi Island as a premier destination for art tourism.

An early morning ride to the port to catch the 8 am ferry.
An early morning ride to the port to catch the 8 am ferry. Thanks to Alyssa for bringing us to the port.
Making sure we have our tummies full before we embark the tough sea travel.  We have been warned the waves could be that strong in the middle of the sea.
Making sure we have our tummies full before we embark the tough sea travel. We have been warned the waves could be that strong in the middle of the sea.
That's us getting into the boat.
That’s us getting into the boat.
Well, the sea looked calm enough, despite the heavy rains.
Well, the sea looked calm enough, despite the heavy rains.

It’s a totally different story when we got to the middle of the sea! The ferry bobbed up and down and swayed. The ferry crew started giving out black plastic bags for those who wanted to throw up.

Black bags were given to those who are already feeling drowsy.
Black bags were given to those who are already feeling drowsy.
Charly was seated in front, while the res of us were at the back.  By God's grace, all of us survived the bumpy ride.
Charly was seated in front, while the res of us were at the back. By God’s grace, all of us survived the bumpy ride.
This time, nobody was able to sketch!  :-)
This time, nobody was able to sketch! 🙂
As we got nearer to Langkawi, The sea calmed down.  Charly and I were even able to have our photos on the deck, while others rushed for the toilet.
As we got nearer to Langkawi, The sea calmed down. Cahrly and I were even able to have our photos on the deck, while others rushed for the toilet.

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Finally, we arrived safe and sound!

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Our first meal in Langkawi: lunch in an Indian restaurant
Our first meal in Langkawi: lunch in an Indian restaurant
Mr. Azizi welcomed and picked us up from the port.
Mr. Azizi welcomed and picked us up from the port.

Dinner time at Happy Happy Restaurant was a sweet bonding time as we celebrated our safe arrival to Langkawi. Even then, our sketching/drawing journey continues.

Celso sketches the people having dinner on the other side.

Tonight, is our first night here in Langkawiand we celebrate life.  Yes, we came from different parts of the world but we are united in this goal of seeing Langkawi Island as an art tourism destination.
Tonight, is our first night here in Langkawi, and we celebrate life. Yes, we came from different parts of the world but we are united in this goal of seeing Langkawi Island as an art tourism destination.