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Friday, May 20, 2016

South Andaman Diving May, 2016

Aboard Tapana Catamaran for four days of diving the South Andaman.

Sunrise with moon at Koh Ha

Koh Ha is one of my favorite dive sites as it has great beauty above and below the surface.

View of Koh Ha from the main Tapana deck.

Morning coffee at Koh Ha

Mam explores. Can't miss those fins.

Whip Coral with yellow Damselfish

Hawksbill Turtle munches on some soft coral

Short video I made of the dive trip.


Mam and Mike

Sunrise colors at Koh Phi Phi Lay

Chef Bom make Som Tam

Squid Boat approaches Ratsada Harbor

Dive Buddies

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Cha Am - April 2016

Decided to recover from jet-lag (see previous post) with a few days at the condo.

Hazy Sunrise

Breakfast at Cha Am Beach

Old house revealed after land clearing

Favorite breakfast vendor

Lunch spot near the condo

Happy Hour at JJ Bar


Sky Lounge Sunrise

Net fisherman at Sai Yoi

Cha Am Little Shop - Nice food on the beach

Again the breakfast cart

Sand chedi for the Songkran holiday

Morning on the beach

Monks in Cha Am

A different sort of breakfast

Shrine at Pa Maew restaurant

Lovely Tom Yang Goong

Grilled Squid

Cha Am beach erosion

West Coast US March/April 2016

Another family visit to the USA.

My lifelong friend David lives in Ventura.

And he still surfs.

Easter Brunch with David, Suzie and some in-laws.

A walk in the park.

My folks, Donna and Gordon live in Nipomo.

Some great Tex-Mex food here.

Plenty of draught beer.

Nice shades

Mexican lunch.

Redwood tree in front of Dad's home.

They've lived here 20 years.

Amtrak station in San Luis Obispo

A good year for wildflowers

Amtrak's Pacific Parlor Car

California sunset

Dinner on the train

San Jose

Oregon sunrise

Mt McLoughlin

Yep, snow on the ground

Portland has lots of great taprooms and brew pubs

My sister Alice has new digs

Doing art in the corner

I really liked the Bridgetown Beerhouse

Brandon at The Big Legrowlski


Champs and Alice attending to cats