Friday, June 26, 2015


Our second day in Krabi was our designated Beach Day! I realized I hadn't been swimming or to the beach in a couple of years, and I love to swim!
At 6:30-ish in the morning we went for a walk through town. They have some very interesting Stop light and Street light fixtures, as you can see.
I guess this one is because the the skeleton found in one of the nearby caves of a Cro-magnon Man.

Of course it is Thailand, so you must have elephants. . .

And Saber-Tooth Tigers.

We walked on to the big morning market where they had fish, meat, fruit, vegetables, packaged food and even clothes, housewares, etc.

A snack we decided not to try. The largest salted cockroaches I had ever seen!

All sorts of exoctic fruits - These  Rambutans were intersting. Inside is a white fruit with the texture of a peeled grape.

These  Rose Apples were like a cross between an apple and a pear. Darryl just called them Pearples.

Finally, it was time to grab our beach gear and catch a bus to Ao Nang and the beach!

We arrived about 10:00 in the morning. The beach was almost deserted and quite nice....

The water was unbelievably warm and the scenery was beautiful!

"Come on in, the water is fabulous!"

The beach was nice. I can't say great because to be truthful, we have been to nicer beaches, but it was sandy, warm and fun!

I splurged and got a foot scrub and foot and leg massage while I was relaxing.

We walked into the village for lunch. There were hundred of rental scooters lining the streets, seems to be how many tourists get around.

We went to an Indian restaurant and Darryl ordered the "Breaked Pineapple". No, I didn't misspell it, that's how it was advertised. It was delicious.

At 1:30 we took a bus to Railay beach where we caught a long tail boat to take us to our sailboat for our snorkeling and dinner cruise adventure.

Our sailing ship the Pla Luang. If you ever go to Krabi, Thailand, be sure to take Pla Luang Dinner Cruise.

It was cloudy and a little rainy when we started, but with temperatures in the mid 80s it was perfect for our excursion.

Our Captain, Michael, in black, and his crew.

During the high season this boat takes around 35 people out at a time. Since this was the low season we had a very comfortable 15 passengers. It made for a very pleasant time.

Our first stop was for snorkeling and walking along the beach at one of the many islands found in the Andaman Sea off the coast of southern Thailand.

The captain told us he would give a free beer to the first person who does a backflip off of the top deck. I was out snorkeling and looked up just in time to see Darryl do his first backflip.

He decided to do a second one, though he did turn down the beer.

I settled for just jumping in.

We stopped at 4 different islands and reefs to swim and snorkel. We fed the fish a little watermelon and they ate it right out of our hands and would nibble at our hands.

They call this island Chicken Island. Hmmm.. wonder why?

Drinks and snacks on the boat.

I saw my first big Pink Jellyfish while snorkeling by this Island, actually, I saw several, along with sea cucumbers, a barrel sponge, huge clams, a wide variety of fish and coral and more Long Spined Sea Urchins than I care to count.

As we were eating dinner the sun peeked out just as it was setting.

We headed back back to Railay and transferred to the longtail boat that took us for one last snorkeling excursion. Swimming with the Bioluminescent Organisms found there. It was amazing, like swimming in glitter and sparkles!

It was an absolutely marvelous time and I hope to do it again!

1 comment:

Hillary and Jake said...

I want a pearple! also Railay beach is one of my dream vacations. I'm glad you had a blast