Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Monday, 26 December 2016

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Thailand

I'm doing a separate blog on our winter in Thailand this year.

Not a lot there yet but this is it:

Koh Samui 2016/17

Friday, 26 August 2016

Monday, 7 March 2016

Friday, 19 February 2016

Catching up!

I see I haven't posted for over a month and here we are getting ready to go home in 10 days.  Time fies.

We've been enjoying bicycling, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, eating, drinking, being warm, and the Thai people and culture.  I got a bit of sunburn while kayaking this week because I didn't have sunscreen under my tank top.  Danny banged his foot into a sea urchin while swimming but fortunately got all the spikes out and it was treated with vinegar and antiseptic.

Most recently we spent three nights at a luxury resort as my pre-birthday holiday within a holiday.  The island has a handful of residents, a small beach bar in a hut, and the resort we went to which has 37 villas.

U Koh Madsum Resort

Bar down the beach from the resort

The kayak we used


At resort

Pool at one of the resort's restaurant








































Kayaking on Koh Madsum















We discovered a place called Villa Chocolat....mmmmm



























Not all fun and games....I've faithfully been to the gym thrice weekly




































Since we gave up the car the end of January, we've mostly been bicycling but also taking tuk tuks



















Random pics....




















Thursday, 14 January 2016

Koh Tan

We spent Tuesday night on the island of Koh Tan. There are small bungalows on the beach which we had noticed while on a lunch stop there during our snorkel trip last week. The island is very sparsely populated - a few dozen and most seem to be related. But there is a huge network of paved roads we were surprised to see. Makes us suspect that development is in the cards. A shame. 

We arrived by longboat before 11am. Swimming, walking, a tour of the island by golf cart, lots of beer drinking, sitting on the beach, sat on the beach after sunset and looked at the stars. No electricity on the island except for some houses with solar panels. The restaurant and the bungalows have a generator, so we had power in our bungalow beginning at sunset for about 4 hours. 


On a walk we found a Wat (Buddhist temple) in an isolated area of the island. It's the only one on the island. I read that one monk lived there but the staff at the restaurant said no one stayed there any more. It looked well-maintained so I wonder who.....

It was fun being driven around the island on a golf cart! We stopped for yet another beer at one small bar/restaurant/resort. Cousins of the our driver of course!









Wat




























Our bungalow