It was Sunday and Daddy suggested that we should go to the beach park which is about half an hour drive from the place we stay. Spring is here and the weather for the day was warm. There were quite a number of people in the park and the car park was almost full. It was after our heavy lunch and though we brought our roller blades along…Mummy was too lazy to put them on. We end up strolling around the park before sitting by the lake to let Mal watch the water in the lake. We realised that there were people pedalling boat in the lake and that is when we decided to give it a try! They had electric powered boat and pedal boat…for pedal boat…it only cost USD 12 per hour.
Mal was not very willing to get on the boat in the beginning as it was something new and he was scared even with Mummy and Daddy around. Even when we finally got into the boat…he was stiff and was not really enjoying it. It took him a while to loosen up and to sit back to enjoy the scenery around. Soon he was having fun steering the direction while Daddy and Mummy pedal.
We tried to take some pictures as this will be Mal precious pictures on his 1st pedal boat ride. We managed to capture a few shots before the camera quitted on us! This camera had been giving us intermittent problem nowadays and it was quite a waste that it happened again. We missed some really nice shots on the ducklings swimming in the lake….so close to our boat. And also when the choo choo train passed the bridge above us.
Mal was having so much fun that when it was time to go he started crying. He insisted on playing the boat and started screaming. The boat attendant was a bit shocked to see him crying when she was trying to anchor our pedal boat and thought that she did something wrong. The crying continued and became even louder to the extend that strangers in the park started starring at us! It was our first experience with Mal making such a scene in public. Both Daddy and Mummy didn’t know whether to laugh or to get angry. We were amused by his new tricks and behaviour. The only time we had seen him cry so badly for something… was when Mummy tried to put him to sleep without nursing him!
After like almost half an hour and some distraction…Mal finally stopped. It sure was a day filled with new experiences…not just for Mal but for Daddy and Mummy as well.
after a while…Mal is beginning to relax …
since we can’t take pic of our pedal boat…this is another similar pedal boat
hugging on to our bottle of water instead of his own bottle
can you spot the plane over the bridge…and there is another bridge further away for the trains