Another day on the beach

Trip Start Jan 23, 2013
Trip End Jul 23, 2013

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Flag of Thailand  , Krabi,
Monday, March 25, 2013

We followed the usual morning routine of breakfast and beach. I took a swim at around 10:00 and was amazed to see silver fish jumping out of the water, they could have been Barracuda or more likely White Snapper. The tide was right in and I spotted a couple of Pike as well.

I started reading the last paperback I had with me; The Other Hand by Chris Cleave. I could hardly believe this was the fifth book I had read in less than three weeks!

The Child Inside by Suzanne Bugler. An easy absorbing read, good story, would recommend as a holiday read.
Still Alice by Lisa Genova. A fascinating book about a 50 yr old lady who is diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease; couldn't put it down
Putting Alice back together by Carol Marinelli. A simple read, not a great story.
The Romantic by Barbara Gowdy. I enjoyed the read, good intersting characters.

Instead of returning to the beach after lunch, we decided to get a Tuk Tuk to Saladin, as I had seen some white cotton shirts in a shop I had liked the look of and had regretted not trying them on. I disliked the shop immensely, we had been in twice already and both times the staff just followed me around, making me feel like a shoplifter. They didn't even try to disguise the fact that they were watching Me. Anyway, I did try one on but it was a most peculiar shape and it transpired that it was a man's shirts. No wonder it looked odd.

We stopped in a small cafe for a couple of coffee milk shakes. After that we decided to walk to Klong Dao Beach, which was about 2 km away, as it was nearing sunset hence time for a Chang and something to eat.

We returned to the Raan restaurant ( not the one with the rat! ) on the Klong Dao beach, where we both ordered a spaghetti based main. Whilst waiting, Terry took some photos of the sky - he was just sweeping around using his panoramic setting, when all of a sudden he came to an abrupt halt. It was a sighting, this time no other than the famous actor Anthony Hopkins; he was at a neighbouring table having an old friend for dinner.

After dinner we walked all the way back to Good Days along the beach. It was pretty dark in places but we could still make out the crabs running away as soon as our feet got near them. It was a really long walk ( around 4km ) and the air coming off the ocean was warm, making us both sweat. It took close to 40 mins to get back to the beach in front of Good Days. The tide had come right in, as it had earlier in the day, and this had created a stream which we had to cross in order to get to 4C. Not able to see how deep it might be and holding my shoes with one hand I treaded carefully into it, but slipped and grazed my foot on a sharp stone. The water came right up to the top of my legs and half way over I froze as the stones underneath were so sharp. Luckily a kind THOUGHTFUL gentleman, who was crossing from Good Days to the beach, gave me his hand and helped me over. Terry was already on the other side and it made me cross that he hadn't stopped to help me. He said he was worried about his camera getting wet.
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heidi on

glad to see you both still smiling! the beaches look amazing and the shots you have of them are awesome! very jealous of your tans, Amy Childs would be well jel too!

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