Getting close to nature

Nature beckons. On a day when the hubs doesn’t have to work, I would much prefer that we would head to some parks and explore that environment. Being in the nature calms my soul and today, the weather was perfect. It wasn’t burning hot like the past few days. In fact, it was cloudy with a high chance of a thunderstorm. Still, we pressed on.

We were joined by the Pangs as we entered the Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk. Interesting sights greeted us as we strolled along the path, stopping by ever so often as we spotted the mangrove swamp inhabitants. I only wish my mind still retains the information about this habitat which I had read during the many hours of Geography lessons. Alas, not much was saved in this memory bank. Thankfully, there’s always Mr Goo(gle).

These two stripey kids were busy collecting fallen sticks as branches and trying with all their might to stuff them through the holes between the planks. What’s with that? I do not know. It’s a mystery.

It’s a haven for photography enthusiasts. There’s much to view and capture, if only we stay observant. Mr Pang kept stopping in his tracks to snap beautiful shots of what nature has to offer. What beautiful creation!

Midway, it rained and thankfully, we could seek shelter at the tower. The kids wanted to be in the rain so much because in the evening, when we had our family devotion and prayer, the girl thanked God that she could have a chance to be out in the rain. ๐Ÿ™„

Taking every moment to play so there’s hardly any dull moments.

We headed back to Gallop Stable, another highlight of the trip. The kids scooted past hens and roosters and arrived eagerly, waiting in anticipation to feed the ponies.

The girls were thrilled, the boy was terrified. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

She scored a $10 ride round the field on the pony and was mighty pleased with it. She’s truly an animal lover and went off after that to feed the bunnies.

There’s a cafe at Gallop Stable but we reckoned it would be better that we head to the hawker centre which is about 5 minutes’ drive from the park. Love such a trip and really, we should do that more often.

There’s a huge playground on the other side of the park. We love the it but decided that we could save that for another day. Again, as long as the kids have one another for company, it really doesn’t matter where they are. That’s the beauty of playmates. ๐Ÿ˜€

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