Scooters, seafood, and Beaches!!!

Sunday

Today we slept in, then rode further north up the beach to a bakery for breakfast. After breakfast we rode around for a while playing Matt’s interactive video game, Ingress. Eventually we decided to go try the next beach south of our beach, Kai Bae beach. This one was pretty nice. There were fewer organized cafe spots than our beach, and less beach, like White Sand, but there were swings and it was very laid back. There were some pebbles just as you enter the water, but nothing sharp, and the water drops off a little sharply to about waist depth, at which it stays for quite a distance. Since we had bought our own beach mat yesterday, we didn’t need to rely on cafes for chairs, so it was fine.

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That’s Matt lying in front of the white car.

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Elephants came out to play!!

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We came home around sunset, showered and changed for dinner at Phu Talay, another seafood restaurant next to Iyara which also had good reviews. There, we ordered stir-fried soft-shelled crabs, garlic fried squid, and a whole sea bass deep fried then served with Thai herbs. Yum!!

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Dessert was awesome, too. We had fried bananas in a buttery sauce and this amazing dessert, which was like a coconut milk and tapioca soup served warm in a young coconut. The water and meat of the coconut was incorporated into the soup. Yum!!!

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After dessert, we went to a small market and carnival, sponsored by Chang Beer, with games and a stage. We wandered there for a while then headed back.

Tonight would have been our last night, but we extended our stay one extra night. Tomorrow we will go snorkeling and sailing on a catamaran. The next day we will return to Bangkok, and the next morning after that we’ll fly home. 😦

Oh, this is how they sell gasoline around the island, in whisky bottles!

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