Ok, let’s continue with Day 3 adventure 😀
We booked another island hopping tour for Day 3, but this one is only for half a-day. It’s suppose to include 6 islands hopping, feeding friendly monkey and going through a mangrove forest. Sounds wonderful right? It really did!
We started our tour at the same time, around 8.30 a.m in the morning. The tour guide picked us up from our resort and we’re heading first to the mangrove forest. Before we started the tour, we have to wait for the boat to come first for about 30 minutes, so we looked around the area around the piers. Here’s the sneak peak:
..the long boat, our boat..
So about 30 minutes later, we started our journey! First thing first, we were surrounded by mangrove trees and the scenery just unbelievable! And that’s when I feel closest to heaven. It’s so quite, peaceful and somewhat soothing.
There’s this small wooden house in the middle of the sea, it’s a small restorant. It was just so nice. Look at this snapshot.
..What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?..
..How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home..
Breath taking, isn’t it? You know lately, you can say that I have my faith shaken. I feel very far away from God. But being there on the boat, with only the sea, islands and sky surround me, that’s when I really feel God’s presence. I just know he’s near. I feel it.
..The world is quiet here..
Around half an hour later we arrived to the first island. This time I remember the name! Bu Bu Island. It was rather quite because of the high tide, beach pretty much almost gone. But we still manage to go down and wander off a little. We didn’t really spend much time there, but enough to capture some memories.
..She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air..
OK, next island is the one I can’t remember the name. I have short memory syndrome, I must tell you. We didn’t actually go down on to the beach or something, cause there really wasn’t one. But again, breath-taking scenery are always accompany our whole journey.
Continued our journey to Ta La Beng island, what we did is parked the boat there and went for sea kayaking! First time in my life! So fun! Below are some snapshot I took on the kayak. I told you it’s a monsoon season over there, right? So on top of the high tide, we also got big waves. When we’re kayaking around few nearby islands, suddenly it’s raining heavily! We went in to a smal cave and waited for the rain to stop. After we’re having lunch. Yes, on the boat in the middle of the ocean. How cool is that!
We didn’t get to go for the rest of the island due to the big waves, it’s a pity but no regrets here. So next up we’re on the way back to the pier and mangrove forest. Another amazing find is we saw dolphins! Like 6 of them, I couldn’t get a single photo of them though, sadly 😦 Thereafter, we went to feed the friendly monkey. We gave them watermelon and banana. There’s a lot of them, even one mommy with baby monkey on her! At first, they didn’t take the fruits we threw. But after sometime, they did take it and seems to enjoy it. Here they are:
..did you see the swimming monkey?..
And that’s the end of our tour. We spent the other half days to go to the town nearby: Ban Saladan. But once again, the low season thingy hit us hard. Most of the shops were closed. But we found a spa place! Got my self full body relaxing Thai massage and manicure. After that we end the day by a yummy seafood dinner.
All and all that’s the whole story of my Krabi trip. Day 4 only filled with packing and drive to the airport and went home.
It’s a nice place for holiday, highly recommended! Though, might be better to go during the high season on October – January. I am sure it’ll be even more interesting! 😀