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... teams and we volunteers set up three teaching stations. Josh, Nicky and I were teaching “Sports” for the first three lessons. The children, as expected, were as good as gold and Nicky very quickly got the hang of how we did things and joined in the lessons. With frequent coffee breaks and a longer break for lunch (when James and Josh played football with the boys) our four hours of teaching soon passed.
Back in Khao Lak there was time for an hour ...
... bag, with a few Malaysian vacationers to bring up the Asian quotient. After sizing up my equipment (XL size wetsuit of course) we all jumped in the back of several pickup trucks with benches and a canopy in the back. There's no turning back now..
Our dive boat was a good size and looked in good condition. A couple dozen oxygen tanks lined the back of the boat, which lead out to a kitchen on the left and 3 washrooms on the right. ...
... such a high speed that I thought my end was nigh. Poor Phil would arrive on Tuesday, I thought, to find me in the mortuary. The driver did deliver me safely however but dropped me at the very top end of the town making it a long walk back home.
Sunday was another lovely lazy day, spent on the beach. My usual beach bar appeared to be closed and so I wandered right to the end of Nang Thong beach and spent a very pleasant few hours at Marigold ...
... scheduled for the following day and he told me how he had encountered road blocks when he tried to reach a nearby National Park the previous day. Once again I had a delicious chicken and lemongrass dish at Tonson Restaurant on the beach under the stars before getting a taxi back to Khao Lak. I was surprised to find that the fares in both directions had reduced again now.
As I breakfasted at Walkers Inn on Sunday morning (as usual succumbing to ...
... pools; it seemed the best rooms had access to the canals, but these were sold out on our first night. It was high season and the resort was full but was so huge it didn’t seem that busy.
A short and relaxing while later we were shown to our third-floor room. It was colossal and decked out with all the mod-cons: 40 inch TV (which we never turned on); glassed in bathroom with large natural stone bathtub; and a great deck with huge ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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