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Birds and the Lake

The bridge in the middle of the lake
The bridge in the middle of the lake

Last week I brought Tiger girl with me to Taiwan on a short bonding trip. We took the High Speed Rail up to Hsinchu during the weekend to visit a friend.  She brought us to this beautiful lake which was situated near the Science and Technology Park where she worked.

The three red pagodas
The three red pagodas

These Pagodas were the most distinguishing feature of the lake from the car park.  They had glass roofs and looked really pretty with their geometrical shape.

Pathway to the Pagodas
Pathway to the Pagodas

The path way leading around the lake had trees providing canopy on both sides.  It was really relaxing strolling around the lake looking at the serene landscape.

Sparrows on a branch
Sparrows on a branch

We spotted three sparrows perched on a branch on the tree next to the pond. I had to zoom in close to get a clear shot of them.

Black beak white bird
Black beak white bird

Tiger girl spotted this large white bird with black beak in the same tree.  It was stalking the fishes which were swimming in the water below.

Another bird of the same species as the one in the tree
Another bird of the same species as the one in the tree

I saw another of the same species near the water. It’s really interesting that this bird has red eyes and different shades of grey for its feathers.

The lotus pond at the house at the other end of the lake
The lotus pond at the house at the other end of the lake

There was a traditional Chinese house at the other side of the lake . It had a lotus pond and also a small garden within its compound. Unfortunately it isn’t the flowering season for the lotus so I wasn’t able to capture any nice blooms with my camera.

Have you been to any lakes lately?

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Of Clouds and Rocks

Angsana Bintan Beach
Angsana Bintan Beach

I love taking photos whenever we get the chance to visit the seaside. On our last trip to Bintan we were fortunate to be able to stay at a resort which had its own private beach.

Another photo of the same beach in the morning.
Another photo of the same beach in the morning.

It was really nice to have a morning stroll along the beach listening to the waves hitting the shoreline while feeling  the sand in between my toes. It was a pity that we didn’t have any beach playset with us or else the kids would have been able to build sandcastles.

The rocks at the far end of the beach
The rocks at the far end of the beach

It is interesting to see so many different types of rocks littering the coast line.  They range from the extremely huge to the tiny pebble. I really wonder how they were created and how long they have been existing at this beach.

Zooming in on the waves
Zooming in on the waves

I tried to capture the waves in action and it wasn’t easy as they were quite “mild” as it was low tide when I was at the beach. I love how the waves create ripples as they crash on the bumpy rock surfaces at the beach.

Do you like visiting the beach too?

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