It has been a long time since I went to the beach. The last time I went to Balok beach was sometime last year before I was pregnant. Balok beach is Alfred's favorite spot to learn kite-surfing. He is addicted to the new sport and he is always dreaming to go back to Balok beach to polish his kite-surfing skills. I love the beach for its tranquility and peace - there are usually not many people around that part of the beach as compared to Cherating.
We took the opportunity of the long Merdeka weekend to drive down to Balok beach. At 33 weeks of pregnancy, the car ride from KL to Balok was excruciating on my back and hips. However, I survived the journey and it felt so good to lie down on the bed once we reached the chalet. It felt so good to inhale the fresh ocean breeze.
Kite-surfing is dependent on the wind strength and we were lucky that there was sufficient wind for Alfred to polish his kite-surfing skills during the 2 days we were there. He was gleaming with pride when he managed to get on the board and kite-surf for a while before he dropped in the water again. It needs lots of practice - definitely not an easy sport. It's about learning to control the kite according to the wind direction and balance yourself on the surfing board at the same time. And if the waves are strong, it's difficult to maintain balance on the board while controlling the kite at the same time - it requires lots of skill. That's what Alfred is trying to learn - and he's happy that he is getting better at it.
Me chilling out by the beach
I just sat back and relaxed by the beach watching the guys kite-surfing. Though I feel tired so fast, it was certainly rejuvenating just to sit by the beach and hear the waves crash by the shore and enjoy the cool breeze.