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Thursday, April 12, 2018

North Andaman Diving April 2018

Four days of diving aboard the Tapana Catamaran with Sainamtalay.

Approaching Phuket via Nok Air

Tapana Catamaran Afterdeck

Mam surveys a Similan Sunrise

Similar Numer Five

Tapana Catamaran Dive Deck

Koh Bon

Koh Bon viewed from our cabin

Chef Bhum

Five meals a day....

Grilled pork with mashed potatoes 

Just before sunrise. Early morning coffee on the Tapana Catamaran

Dining on the upper deck

Kaen, Mam and Peung

Mam always has a little work to do

Similan Number Nine - Nam Cha Bay

Similan Number Nine

Tapana Catamaran Hot Tub

Donald Duck Bay - Similan Number Eight

Isaan food for lunch

Espresso station

Mr Nung

Cha Am from the air. Our condo is down there....

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Cha Am March 2018

New Amazon Cafe soon at PTT Pak Chong

Small boat harbor at Sai Yoi

Shrine at Pa Maew Seafood Restaurant

Chatchai Market, Hua Hin

Lovely lizard at Thew Talay Estate

Crab on the beach at Thew Talay

Spirit House at Thew Talay Estate

Cha Am Little Shop

Mojito at Baba Beach Club, Thew Talay Estate

Arugula, Arugula

Huge Amazon Cafe at PTT Wang Noi

Cycling Around the Mountain at Cha Am

Video showing the route around the mountain

Railroad Crossing at Hwy 1001, Cha Am

Sustenance for the ride

Wat Ang Hin

Huay Thabat Reservoir

Bike Path on Hwy 4002

Where do you go?

Forest in Tha Yang District

Atsikro 2 Mosque, Tha Yang

Petchaburi River at Khao Luk Chang

Khao Luck Chang

Compost for Sale


Pottery Kilns

Water Stop

Rice, Almost Ready

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Cha Am February 2018

Mam had work in both Saraburi and Chonburi. We spent a night at Jomtien Beach (Chonburi) and then drove on to Cha Am.

Pasak River, Chonburi

View from the Jomtien Palm Beach Hotel

Happy Hour at The Cove Bar

Lunch at Rim Kuen in Samut Songkhram

Rim Kuen - Quite a big restaurant

View of BaBa Beach Club

Condo landscaping is maturing nicely

Breakfast on the beach, Cha Am

Erosion control. South Cha Am Beach

Sai Yoi fishing village

Pa Maew Seafood Restaurant

Pa Maew

Beach Cottage in the classic style. Cha Am

Cha Am Little Shop - great for lunch

Cha Am Little Shop

North Cha Am Beach near the harbor

Ice - Cha Am Harbor

Cha Am Harbor

Cha Am Harbor

Cha Am Harbor - Fishmongers with plaid hats

Live Shrimp

Cycling West of Cha Am 

Tung Krajiao is a forest park on the mountain due west of our condo. I have cycle/hiked in the park from the southwest entrance. This was an attempt to find the northeast trailhead.

Cycling snack

Old Thai highway marker.

Huay Sai Reservoir

These wooden elephants mark the turn to the road that leads to the trailhead.

The trail is just ahead.

Trail through Tung Krajiao Forst Park

Tung Krajiao

Tung Krajiao

Tung Krajiao

The park area is very dry this time of year. There is lots of bamboo.

Tung Krajiao

Tung Krajiao

Tung Krajiao

Made it

Short video showing cycling route.

Back at the condo it's Happy Hour at BaBa Beach Club

BaBa Beach Club

This guy sells traditional Thai coffee on the beach. We call him Carabao.

On the way home. Rest stop at what must be the biggest Amazon Café.