On Sunday we hired a speedboat for the day and toured the beautiful corner of the Andaman Sea that washes up into Phang Nga Bay. We snorkelled, wakeboarded, sunbathed and had lunch in one of our favourite places in Thailand - at La Sala restaurant at Koyao Bay Pavillions on Koh Yao Noi. We also saw "James Bond Islands" - Koh Tapu - and navigated into the mangroves. Later we glided past Koh Hong and the island of Koh Panyi, an impressive village built on stilts around a huge lump of limestone.
IIt always surprises me how many things you see at sea; birds resting on scraps of styrofoam bobbing up and down before starting out on their journey again, fishing boats full of hard working men and women, dream-like sail boats manned by half naked Westerners with unkempt hair and how the water can change from bright blue to deep green to a murky brown. This is not to mention the marine life you know is there - flying fish crossing our path, tropical fish visible from above the water, sidewinding sea snakes shifting along the surface and the many, many fishies that are many hundreds of feet below, hiding shyly away.
Here are my photos documenting our day...
Frances M. Thompson
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