Ice fishing on the sea, early spring, Helsinki

It’s amazing to see them sitting there on the ice, immobile for hours on end. As it’s spring, the sea is melting fast, with more and more open water peeking through. But still they come to sit near a little hole to wait for a nibble. I hope they eat what they catch…

Tioman Island. The sea seen from the backyard at Nazri’s Place

Here is a view of the beach at Kampung Air Batang on Tioman island, to the east of mainland Malaysia.

We spent almost a week snorkling the wonderful reefs but of course did no underwater sketches.