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... day. I decided to call into the office anyway after breakfast to see if there was anyone around. I was pleased to find someone else already there for me to have a chat with, even thought that someone was Martin, the German. He told me all about the boat trip to the Similan Islands on Saturday and showed me his photos. The turquoise sea and powdery white sand on the islands looked wonderful but he said it was a rough boat trip out and the snorkelling not brilliant as ...
... On the way I passed a bar where there was a big party going on for all the returned tsunami volunteers. They spilled out onto the pavement and there seemed to be a lot of eating and drinking going on. At Everyday I met Ian and Barbara, Ken, of course, two tsunami volunteers with whom Ken was acquainted and someone called John who had lived in Thailand for many years and used to write for the Guardian. It was a very pleasant evening.
The Thais do not ...
... at Immigration were long and annoying slow-moving and it was nearly 2.00am before I emerged with my luggage to scan the myriad message-boards being thrust at me for one bearing my name. There it was - quite a relief! The poor driver, who had clearly not been told of the delay despite my email to his company, had been waiting for 7 hours.
The roads were all but empty as we sped northwards. It was a shame that I couldn't easily make ...
... having to push us along the bottom of the stream with a bamboo shoot. The water was steady most of the way round, with us sat a couple of inches in the water, until we got to faster rapid areas which were hilarious as it would rise up to our middles assuming we were going to capsize every time ! Despite the ants crawling all over us it felt quite like a peaceful lazy river with amazing scenery, the chill from the stream really helped as it was a hot day! We managed to get off the ...
... are. Not two-hundred metres from our guesthouse, police boat #813 was patrolling the shores, guarding members of the Thai royal family when the wave came rolling in. The deathly swell picked up boat #813 - its only name now - and carried it almost two kilometres inland. The boat is thirty or more metres in length and it still sits where the wave left it. It's now surrounded by a tsunami memorial. In the photo, that's me standing near the front of #813. ...