Up to the Viewpoint and a General Wander

Trip Start Jan 31, 2011
Trip End Dec 15, 2011

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Monday, November 7, 2011

22:52 Some days you just can't be bothered with anything. You can't even be bothered to get out of bed. I probably felt a bit low this morning for no other reason I can think of than I watched the last 2 episodes of Six Feet Under last night till 2am and wow, I've never seen a series of anything end like that, it was quite sad and quite a smack in the face all at the same time. For anyone who hasn't seen this series (which is quite old - ended in 2005), it is based on a funeral home and the lives of the family who run it, who I have followed for 5 seasons, as you do. The last thing I expected as an ending was basically to see them live out their lives through a series of important events, until death way in the future. I think what got me all bleary eyed was this stark reminded of how life does ever plod on and then it ends, and you don't know when, or where, but one day it's over. See I told you it was both depressing and makes you think about getting the most out of each day.....anyway....
So after I decided that midday was in fact late enough to be sleeping and I should get up, rather than wanting to, I got up and climbed to the highest accessible point on Ko Phi Phi, 'the viewpoint' to survey the view. I actually walked up with Rick and met another guy on the way too so we all went up together. This viewpoint is high, it's also a hell of a climb up so many steps and slopes I had to take a few rests (less than I might have if I was on my own, but I was with 2 early 20's boys and didn't want to look like an idiot, despite excuses coming left right and centre for a break on the way up - I was trying to make light of 'ohhh, I'm soo unfit' and 'this is what 10 years behind a desk does boys' and 'I used to be so fit and sporty at school! What happened!'. I did push myself and it was hard work and painful and I felt quite sick with the exertion, but I did it and it was worth the climb. I sat there for quite some time with Jason talking and just absorbing the view of the island before we headed back down all the slopes and steps. I know it was hard work because even after we had sat for about half an hour at the top before coming down, my legs were trembling and shaking like jelly when we reached the bottom. I needed a lengthier sit down and a sugar hit.

When my legs stopped feeling like they would collapse at any moment I went for a wander on my own, first to the beach where I threw myself in (oh yes, I'd climbed this hill in my swimming costume and clothes so that didn't help me as I was extra hot.) then I walked around more of the streets allowing myself to look at the items for sale. I ended up buying myself another pair of shorts. I've lived in 2 pairs all year, and the green ones are so faded and miscoloured now that they don't even resemble the legs anymore. I just felt like I needed something new. So I have some camouflage coloured ones with lots of zippy pockets - so they can get as miscoloured and dirty as they like without showing, and I can keep useful items like toilet paper and my phone and wallet all now an safely zipped into a secure place. Really should have bought them sooner. I think after 9 months in the same shirts and shorts I did just reach the end of my fashion tether!
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Mandy on

The ending of six feet under is definitely powerful....u want it to end when they are all sat round the table all happy....and then it just goes on....really good ending tho and one that does make u think. a good quality series I think

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