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... everything securely. They still needed to borrow some tools and needed some direction, but they got the job done and the solar is finally working and – just as importantly – is able to be monitored with the current system. Another success!
The following day was my birthday, which I had almost forgotten about except for all the nice messages I got from family and friends on Facebook. Thank you! Unfortunately, Ginette was not feeling well and we had to renew our Thai ...
... and freezing getting here. As we looked around the rocks on the beach instead, which always seem to be covered in creatures, someone warned us they'd seen a snake near us. It was really weird to see them up close in the wild, considering a pigeon is probably as close as it gets for us back home! We got back on the dreaded boat and were told the tide was too far out to visit Mosquito Island which we weren't so bothered about! Instead we headed ...
... tide so we would get through if we lay flat on floor of kayak. Started having heart palpitations at the thought of enclosed dark spaces so thought - better not. However - girded my loins and decided to go. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh- OMG Dark, nose scraping cave ceiling, kayak having to be deflated to squeeze through - Dar-our paddler leaping out and dragging us through - deep breathing to stay calm- seemed like hours - but apparently only 5 minutes - and then we saw ...
... temple is where most Thai people go for prayer, as we did with Niko and Ton who showed us how to offer up lotus flowers and adding a small piece of gold paper to the monks statues inside. No need to tell you to remove your shoes, you already know that by the sea of shoes in front of the temple. In theory you should wear long pants and no sleeveless shirts... but this requirement seems to belong to a past era.
Once in a while, you ...
... for another swim however most of the people on board wanted to spend more time snorkelling, so we opted to just have a quick look. The lagoon area was surrounded by very high limestone cliffs, with a little bit of foliage clinging to them.
Finally it was time to snorkel. We hoped in and saw not much. Unfortunately the area where the boat had anchored was a mix of coral debris and coral that was fighting to overcome a covering of sand and ...