In the previous post, I said ‘I don’t thing it’s gonna happen’, about finding another Lazy Beach scenario. I may have to eat those words. Instead of paradise lost, we may have a case of paradise regained.
We decide to stay a couple of weeks here.
(Then our 30-day visas expire.)
After scouting the eastern side of the island, we find these near-perfect digs. Maria spends the day swimming and exercising on the beach.
I spend my time reading in the hammock.
Not bad for CAD$20.00 per night. The only drawback is patchy internet service, hence the long lapse between blog posts.
We’ve even changed our minds about renting motorscooters. Touring around on a scooter is pretty sweet!
Our trusty scooter takes us to places like this around the island.
We are also happy to meet our friends Ulf and Susane once more.
They have been to Koh Lanto and Koh Pangan. We convince them to visit Koh Phayam.
Ulf and I mount up.
To get to this village, we pull ourselves across an estuary on a self-service ferry.
On our return, we find the ‘ferry’ on the opposite side. Maria volunteers to swim across and retrieve it single-handedly.
At last, we go to Jens’s restaurant (where we rented the scooters) before Ulf and Susane catch the boat to Ranong. They spend a few days in Bangkok before returning to Hanover after 5 months in Asia.
Insight or insight of the Day – Paradise Regained
Remember the giant monitor lizards we saw in Kanchanaburi? We have them here as well.
In fact, one took up temporary residence atop the wall in our bathroom.
We named him Lorenzo, for the sake of alliteration.
Oh, and in case you ever wonder what a pineapple looks like when it’s a’growing, it looks like this.