Near camping ground is a three-blade wind mill which does not seems to rotate at all. Together with the solar panel they provide energy to lit up the street lamps at night. We have the luck to have a good view of the southern sky - Pointers and the setting Southern Crux, a passing artificial satellite, a dim meteor we saw together and long enough for me to trace the 'Teapot' or Sagittarius stars to my companion. P Bakun on the Eastern side were bathed in light. Shortly afterwards clouds started to roll in. I only managed to take a short duration Constellation of Scorpio at 1600 ASA.
We pitched our tent under a short coconut tree. I could hear the leaves rattling in the slight breeze and the periodic calls of a gecko, zip/unzipping sounds of nearby tent occupants, a late night Birthday celebration and people scuffling around... The tent screen mesh holes was too large - sand flies flew in and delivered painful bites here and there leaving small circular red spots with faintly much bigger 'yellowing zone'. So do bring your sand fly spray if you really want to spend the night there and tiny mesh to stop them flying in. Image of the tiny devil is included.
|Kelong not far from the shore|
Light Beacon.. i see no light .
Top view of the cylindrical pipe. Sampling tube? labelled Mxx
Puffball - mushroom
Lookout tower there.
Cell#3 - reserved for bird watching instead of filling it up.
This is land filled cell #2. overgrown with grass and
I ventured a short distance still on pretty firm ground.
Handheld shoot of Scorpion Constellation 2 second exposure, ASA1600.