Tag: swimming pool

I captured this moment when I was on my holiday at Phuket, Thailand.

His father is swimming nearby ever watchful, while this little boy giggled and swim happily.

He started to learn how to swim at his very tender age. Mine started when I was about 5 years old.

How about you, when you started your first lesson of swimming? :)

by flyingbeagle

It’s time to have fun again, and that’s mean…
We are back to Marriott Phuket! :D
There are plenty of activities that can be done in the resort.
One of the activities is Water Zorbing!

Here is how it looks like…

First, the person enter this huge transparent plastic ball while air being pumped inside till it formed full solid sphere.

Then the sphere with the person inside slowly pushed to the swimming pool.

This is where the fun begin!

Balancing the position inside the Zorb Ball can be quite tricky, especially when it placed on the water surface.

So many of them fell head over heels trying. The key to maintain the posture is to spread your legs and arms wide while moving inside the ball (Water Zorbing).

As you can see, this game is not only for kids but can fit adult as well.

Looks like being adult has its advantage. They learnt faster and able to spread wider to maintain their balance.

These are the correct posture inside the Zorb ball.

At first I was tempted to try this as well, here are five top reason I am have not tried it:

  1. I was alone.
  2. I was with my monstrous camera (70-200mm f2.8 lens mind you). Leaving it unguarded would be unwise.
  3. That made me the only photographer capable to capture this moment.
  4. I can’t get rid the though of  how much similarity I will be inside the sphere compared to some rodent family inside the pet shop. (Ratty, this might be the answer for your water phobia :P)
  5. I love you guys too much to missed a chance of sharing this awesome Zorb ball game. Would you agree with me? Please? :)

by flyingbeagle

Good morning guys :)

Today we are going to view Marriot Hotel luxury swimming pools.

Below are the view of the entrance gate to one of the swimming pool.

This door is huge. For measurement, normal adult height only reached about its door handles.

These Sun Loungers are located just beside that huge blue gate.

As you can see, not so many people there due to monsoon season.

According to the staff there, the sun lounger were packed during peak season.

One of the five swimming pools available at Marriot Resort.

(Picture courtesy of YB)

Another swimming pool,  the white water entrance with giant bell hanging in the middle.

That little girl just happened to popped up out of the water when I took this picture.

No human harmed in this photo taking, well.. only myself maybe.

My skin are still peeling from sunburn, but it all worth it.

by flyingbeagle