Jack Tran is the Managing Director & Owner of Eco-Tour co., Ltd (http://www.hoianecotour.com.vn/) and very season tour guide and it was him that took us on this private tour which began at 8:30am. There were parked bicycles at the hotels and cycling on the road was to my mind dangerous for my kids. So, I asked Jack to bring the bicycles nearer to the beaten track and he agreed.
|Choosing our bicycles|
|Trev and Quin in the background|
After cycling about 45 minutes, we arrived at our 1st stop and it was an eco farm manned by 2 elderly women and they were kind but could not speak a word of English. Nevertheless, she was always with a smiling face.
|Briefing on this Eco Farm|
|Seaweed used a nutrients for the vegetables (no fertilizers are used)|
Eco Vegetable Farm
My youngest had a go at Farm life
Do I know you, farmer?
Who is that pretty farmer?
Picking our vegetables for Lunch
The farmer is washing the plucked vegetables
Our 2nd Stop - Ridding the Water Buffalo
|Susan and Paxton riding the water Buffalo|
|My family with the Water Buffalo handler|
|Cycling to our next destination|
|Me and my wife (Pillion)|
|We fell down|
|We had a good laugh|
|Water buffalo having a bathe|
3rd Stop: Rest at Coffee Shop
|Coffee Break and rest|
|Drinking water and resting|
4th Stop - to the Jetty to board the boat for our sea activities
|Our private boat crew|
|Putting on our Life Jackets|
|Trev preparing to cast his fishing net|
Each one of us take turns to cast the fishing nets into the open sea and try to match the Vietnamese fishing man. Look how the Vietnamese fisherman does it.
|Our kids in this basket to the beach|
|Me and wife in the basket|
|Me and Quin reeling in the Big fishing net|
|Pushing the fishes into the centre of the net|
|Working as a team reeling the fishes down to the center of the net|
|Quin sleeping...so tired|
|Trev so tired and taking s short nap|
Preparing our Lunch
|Freshly caught prawns|
|Captain Cook cooking our lunch|
|Cheers! to a good lunch|
|One of our delicious meal|
|Harry Potter Spectacles|
|Off we go again for another activity - racing through the narrow waterways|
|Sitting in the basket through the waterways|
|Going back to the Jetty - one crew man in the backet|
|A visit to Jack Tran house|
After this we hop Jack's van back to our hotel. It was a fun and fulfilling adventure.