Friday, August 18, 2006

Avillion, Port Dickson

After our Singapore trip, Mrs Pitt, Zahara and I went to Port Dickson and stayed in Avillion. Mrs Pitt had stayed in Avillion's water chalet when they first opened in 1999 (I could be wrong about the year). At that time, we managed to get a cheap intro rate for the water chalet at RM150/night. Fast forward 7 years later, the water chalet is going for 3 times the rate. Talk about inflation!

Anyway, Mrs Pitt wanted to have a quiet retreat in Avillion, knowing that there really wasn't much to do in Port Dickson itself. On arriving there, we checked into the room and stayed in till it was time for dinner. We ate at Crow's Nest, one of the few F&B outlets in Avillion. It's a two tiered restaurant and they had a 3 piece band performing light and easy tunes on the spiral staircase. By that time, we were so relaxed and if we were to relax any further, we'll be dead! LOL....
We then retired early as we really enjoyed staying in. The water chalet had a king size four post bed and another queen size bed by the window. It rained that night and I woke up to the sound of the loose wooden panel windows banging against the frame. The problem was rectified with stuffing some folded paper to ensure that I would not be awaken the next night.
We woke up around 8 am (though it was really hard to leave the comfortable bed!) and had breakfast in Village Court. The buffet spread consisted of nasi lemak, roti canai, sausages, hash brown, omelettes, porridge, fried noodles and the usual spread of salad and bread with different spreads. What did we do after that? We went back to the room and stayed in again. It was really hot outside and we had fun playing charades till about 6pm where Zahara went to the pool for a swim.
We then had our dinner and retired early again, checking out the next morning after our breakfast. Gosh, time sure flies! However, I did spend some time taking some photos of the place earlier, pretty much the only other thing I did do!
I took some night pics without a tripod, trying my best to keep still for up to 15 or 30 seconds. It's slightly blurry but it turned out quite okay considering that I had no tripod (by the way, went to PC Fair and got myself a tripod for RM19.90 - WoW2 said to be careful about the light tripod as the tripod might fall over easily!) The moon was out that night and it was just picture perfect. Sadly my pictures weren't. Ha ha ha ...
So, we really spent most of our time in the water chalet, not doing anything at all (except going out to eat). It was nice to just sort of really have some R&R, we need some vacations like that once in awhile.

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.
~ Spanish Proverb

7 comments:

mrs. pitt said...

what happened to the fire hydrant??? eh .. you did magic trick, huh? wasn't it wonderful to do absolutely nothing ... yes, we all need vacations like that. #3 suggested Mersing-perhaps we should try that during our next trip :)

great pics! i think you made the place look better than it really is.

miss ya!

Zahara said...

Hi! these are very nice pictures...love them! i especially like the last picture. i like what you did to the sky.

boo_licious said...

Those water chalets are so nice. We stayed there long ago and I also love their bathroom. Yeah, PD is really quiet but I remember a pretty good pasar malam during the weekend.

wow2 said...

Picture very nice...
can enter competition already
very creative...
the last picture in this page...
if got tripod, sure lagi nice..
good work

Wow2

wmw said...

Each of you, thanks for the compliments!

Lee Ping (Mrs.HBT) said...

Beautiful photos! I think if I had a tripod, I would not be able to produce photo as good as yours.

I was surprised when you said Port Dickson. I don't remember Port Dickson that beautiful. And then I read Mrs. Pitt's comment.

WMW, you are very talented.

wmw said...

Lee Ping : Thanks a lot....PD is quite a nice place for a quiet getaway. Am wondering, will you ever be here for a vacation?