Portaging & Pathfinding Expedition to Mamam Beach, Pulau Ubin | Part 2
Now, watch part 2 of the video or… read on…
For this trip I was using the Native Slayer 10 precisely because it was so light. There were a few issues such as it being quite slow and I was annoyed that it didn’t have a track for mounting things at the front but it made up for it by being so light.
We eventually carried our kayaks over the bridge (yes over the bridge) and made it to the other side.
Within this part of the river system, we were greeted by some of the most beautiful sights we had yet to see. Still and calm and mirrorlike waters, cool air, vibrant colours. It was almost like being overseas.
We got a little bit lost when we were about to cross into the main Nordin river, the river that would bring us out into the sea North of Ubin. Nevertheless, through looking at Google’s satellite imagery, I found us an alternate, though longer, path. On our way back, we found out that the original crossing was not very obvious when the tide was high and the tide was indeed very high.
Eventually, we made it out into the sea.
Our adventure had begun.
Fendy proceeded to give me a guided tour of the place, pointing out where he used to play as a kid and where all the little nooks and crannies were.
We eventually made it to the Mamam Campsite and the Mamam River where through former experiences, I knew exactly where I could probably get a fish. Note that I said “a” fish. You can only get 1 fish there. So down my line went and within a minute, I striked and got this guy.
We fished around a little more but got nothing. Both of us had a few more hits but nothing came up.
Fendy very skillfully gutted and prepared the fish and I had one of the best fish dinners of my life. Of course he couldn’t have done it without my skillfully prepared then ignited and stoked campfire too. *cough*
And my onions. Without the onions I brought it could not have been done too. Fendy brought the sambal though…
Shawn started fishing in 1994. He caught his first fish (an Ah Seng) on that very first trip to Changi Carpark 4 (before it was barricaded). He built up his fishing knowledge and gear over the years but still keeps his old gear, just like the memories.