Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Here on Haad Salad

After travelling for 18 hours by train, bus and ferry we arrived on the infamous party island of Koh Phangnan. I was bit nervous about coming here because the island is so well known for it’s full-moon parties and we are far too boring to wear rave paint and drink from buckets. 

So we ventured further round the coast from the bright lights and beer bottles of Haad Rin and found that most of the island remains fairly unspoiled. We found some nice little bungalows set slightly back from the beach at Haad Salad and then it was a race to the sea!

We spent a lazy few days enjoying the tranquility of low season, dipping in and out of the warm turquoise sea and rediscovering the joys of hot showers. I wish I could start every day with a swim in the sea and accompany my breakfast with the sounds of gentle waves lapping the soft white sand. 

On our third day Matt and I had planned to walk or kayak round to the next beach but we woke up to grey skies and rain which was determined to stick around all day. So instead we curled up on cushions, read our books and watched the rain pounding on the calm water. It’s beautiful and very relaxing but three days of paradise was enough for us and we were itching to for a change of scenery.

Our next patch of sand will be the more remote Bottle Beach which we will have to reach by boat - if we’re lucky maybe we’ll even get stuck there!I

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