Hike to Pantai Kerachut
Pantai Kerachut, or Kerachut Beach in English, is one of the sea shores located within the vicinity of Penang National Park. Penang National Park is located at the far northwest corner of the island, and only accessible by one road. Having the name of End of the World due to major road ends at the fishing village called Teluk Bahang. To reach the beach, one either has to hike through a thick forest or take a 15 min boat ride from the fishing village.
It was a fine Sunday, and the group met up at the entrance of the park at 8.30am. After filling in some forms for personal details for emergency usage, our group started the hike. 🙂 It took around 40 min for our group, passed through 6 small bridges and we reached there finally. It wasn’t packed with people / tourist as usual due to its location and inaccessibility, tourists prefer Batu Ferringhi which is nearer to town and major road.
Being one of the beaches that turtles will land to lay eggs, the beach here has a turtle conservation center. We visited the Turtle Conservation Center, and its hatchery and nursery for those newly-hatched. We played some card games and chit-chatted for a few hours before we leave with a boat ride.
There’s a jetty at the beach which makes a good subject for photography 😛
There’s a small hut at the end of the jetty walk, for people to wait for boats under the shade.
On the beach, we managed to find several objects as models for our photography.
Even some kind of pine fruits on the beach, with a durian!!!
Noticed a huge cumulus over the horizon, and taken some shots of it.
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