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At 09:30 we took a tender to shore to join our coach for our "Authentic Phuket" tour. We were about a mile off shore so the boat ride took about 15 minutes.
After boarding the coach we left Patong Bay and headed inland to Phuket town. Our first stop was a Chinese temple where we had a look inside (after removing our shoes). Photos taken we headed along the streets to take a look at the local shops and ...
... acoustic was eerie and as everyone was quiet we realised we had entered a very special place. It was only accessible at low tide and had developed its own habitat, with mangrove trees, palms cactus etc. Back on the boat we had a delicious lunch and set off for another two caves. Each one was more spectacular than the one before and more difficult to access. The final one we entered lying down in the canoe! It was great ...
We woke up bright and early at 6 a.m to be ready for our pick-up. After a 50 minute taxi trip we arrived at the docks, where we met our tour guide Sam. He was a happy Thai man, who grew up in Krabi, and had a great sense of humor.
We made our way out into the bay, and it was beautiful, emerald green waters, with hundreds of islands scattered throughout.
Our first stop was a lagoon nestled between two ...
... us in, while I went straight to the dentist. Took about an hour to get crowns all fitted and adjusted.
Back to hotel to shower, then walked to markets for dinner.
Booked our Khao Sk tour, 3 days, 2 nights, bargained from 12000 baht each as advertised down to 8500 baht each, so pretty happy with that.
... anxieties and worries have dissipated, dissolved into oblivion. Almost to the point that you'll forget that there are other places in the world teeming with life and everyday chaos.
Maybe this is what life's about? Exploring, having adventure, all the while learning how to live and grow. Maybe for some, its possible to achieve in a regular everyday life, but for me, this is the parting of the sea, the beginning of something special and extraordinary.