|Making our way to Ko Kood|
Oops, mixed up our entries. This post should have actually come before the last one (Bangkok) ... enjoy!
We had no option but to get up early, as the fast boat we had chosen to Ko Kood was leaving early (being someone who likes to sleep in, and especially whilst on holiday, this was much to Alex's chagrin). We had an idea of where we might stay as we'd been there before. We met a lovely young Swedish couple on the boat, Johanna and Thomas and they asked if they could get off with us and check out the place that we were possibly going to stay at. Of course! As we got closer to the island and dropped people off at their various destinations, we admired the beauty of the island and its clear, sparkling turquoise waters. Now THIS was the paradise that we had been wanting to see. Ko Kood is still scarcely developed, and those of us who make it here, spread ourselves out over a small number of places to stay. The most amazing thing is that most of the places have their own private beach so that it feels like you have the island to yourself. Maybe this is why we struggled with Ko Chang!
|The beach infront of our accomodation|
|The view behind Mark House Bungalows|
|It's a tough life!|
|Having dinner with Johanna and Thomas|
|Going on a fishing trip|
Over the next few days, we continued to laze around, yet fit in a few walks. It had always been our intention to take it easy here, before going to meet Daniel in Bangkok, where we would catch up for the New Year together. Some of you may recall that we met Daniel whilst in Laos in 2005, we then went to visit him in Quebec, Canada, a few years later. We have always remained good friends. Dan has been teaching English in north-eastern Thailand, and is actually just about to come out to Australia to study for a year. Although he will be studying in the 'opposition town' (aka Sydney), he will come and spent a few days with us in Melbourne, in mid February, before he begins.
|One of the many spectacular views on the island|
PS Dear Lonely Planet your Thailand's Islands and Beaches book sucks! If you can't muster up an adequate amount of information, don't put a book out! It's more like a note book...you know, decent cover, nothing inside!
"I took some time out for life" - James L. Brooks
The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakha
Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton
|Ko Kood sunset|
|Seriously delicious mango!|
|Where the beach meets the canal|
|Hanging out with 'the boys' at the waterfall|
|The offending kayak ...|
|One more gorgeous view|
|Another day ...yet another gorgeous view!|
|Temple out at sea|
|What part of 'don't do drugs' isn't clear?|