Baan Krating Khao Lak
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... weather on arrival had showers and of course was quite sticky. We found our driver (if you can call him that) of our mini bus and after a pretty harrowing trip (90 minutes) we reached Khao Lak.
We were greeted at our resort with flowers to wear around our wrist as well as a cold drink of tea. We were then taken by buggy to our villa. We were lucky enough to be upgraded from a pool villa to a luxury pool ...
... and so after lunch I left the beach bar and went for a walk up to the creek separating Nang Thong Beach and Bang Niang Beach. I was surprised to find that although the sky out to sea was a cloudless blue, there were some black clouds appearing over the hills behind. There was some light rain falling as I walked back and then later in the afternoon we had quite a heavy shower. It was very refreshing and I enjoyed sitting on my verandah basking in the slightly ...
... also the girls who graciously sat through the lesson all over again. The boys were as rowdy as ever, it was very hot and I was glad to get the lesson over with. In the taxi going home, however, I was surprised and cheered to hear the Veronica and Nadine had liked this school more than the others and hadn’t found the poor discipline a problem. They claimed that they liked a class to be lively!
As we arrived back at the office Ken was returning from lunch ...
... a lovely lazy day on the beach and a tasty lunch at one of the beach restaurants. Later after dinner at Khao Lak Sea Food Restaurant I thought I’d seek out some of the other volunteers to have a drink with. Considering there are over 20 of them around now, they keep a very low profile. Last year I was used to seeing them on the beach or wandering around town in groups during the evenings and almost every night they would head up the road for some late ...
... us and so we were a team of four when we arrived at Tablamu School, by the naval base. To reach the majority of the classrooms you must climb to the first floor. I had not thought much about this before but learned from Barbara that the original school was completely washed away by the tsunami and so when the school was rebuilt the classsrooms were raised on stilts as a precaution.
Instead of going up to our usual classroom however, we were taken to a different ...