The mangrove tours operate out of two separate locations within the park. The bat cave is opposite one of these access points, and the waterway in the immediate area is pretty busy.
This inlet near the mouth of the river provides a sheltered area for floating fish restaurants and a yacht mooring area popular with long distance sailors.
As we near the open sea, the water changes to this quite stunning turquoise colour.
Our boat trip then took us for a 15 minute spin along the coast to another entrance back into the river systems.
Our guide for the day.
Final stop was at a floating fish farm where we could inpsect and feed some of the local fish species.
Good sized cobia
Our young guide at the fish farm was quite a character. Here he is demonstrating one of the 101 uses of a horseshoe crab.
The previously modelled horseshoe crab. The horseshoe crab is one of the oldest unchanged lifeforms on the planet, having been around in much its current form for at least 300 million years. They are found only in parts of Asia and off the US east coast.
Back at the jetty, there’s a few stalls selling refreshments. To the left is the fuel truck needed to keep petrol up to all the outboards.
Scooters are a very popular form of transport on Langkawi. This lot likely belongs to the tour boat operators.
So that completes the post on Kilim Karst Geoforest. Next up will be a ride through the Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park.
Pentax K-3 with my regular walkaround lens, my Tamron 17-50 F2.8 zoom. A polarising filter was used to tame reflections off the water. The brahminy kite photos were done with my Pentax DA 55-300 zoom.
To Learn More
Thinking of a visit to Langkawi’s geoparks? More information can be found here: Langkawi Geoparks
And where on the island is Kilim Karst Geoforest?
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