In December of 2008 Brian Hartenstein and family left America for an adventurous life overseas to live and work throughout Asia, raising three daughters with a sense of wonder and awe at the possibility of the world. It is now 2016 and the adventure continues back home in Oregon. This blog remains as a time capsule to that period. Thank you so much to all our friends around the world. Please stay in touch. We miss you all!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Kid Snorkeling in Borneo's Manukan Island
Took a taxi down to the Kota Kinabalu Marina and hired a little fishing boat out to Manukan Island.
SungJoo was born on an island in Korea, the girls have snorkeling and fishing in their blood.
Manukan Island has great snorkeling for kids. The water is clear, the waves easy and calm, lots of funky fish rolling around, and the gear fits just right.
Plus, my kids were basically born in swimming pools...
Rebekah found a seashell... peekaboo!
But there were so many other fish to identify: flounders and jelly fish and coral and we even saw a barracuda.
Kinu... of course, just wanted to relax on the picnic table...
Look at this guy! Does he not look like an experienced snorkeler and island hopper? Okay, don't answer that.
But Manukan Island is safe and easy and fun for the whole family. A cool day for the girls in Borneo running around and swimming on the bottom of the sea.