The next day, yesterday, was brilliant. We rented a scooter first thing and rode it to Klong Plu waterfall, where we hiked then sat by the water for a while.
After sitting by the water, we hiked up to the top of the falls, and I sat near the edge. I started hearing a lot of whistling, and eventually I saw the park ranger waving his arms at me to get down. So we hiked back down.
Then we swam in the pool at the bottom of the falls. It was really pleasant after the hike. That’s me swimming. Fresh water was great. It felt good to open my eyes.
Eventually, we got tired of swimming, and we hiked back to the scooter. We rode around for a little then decided to have lunch at Iyara Seafood Restaurant, which is really lovely, on the river just before it meets the sea, still on Klong Plau beach, “our” beach.
The food was excellent. We ordered a spicy tuna salad, the “small” BBQ seafood platter, and fried cashews. The seafood was amazingly delicious!
After lunch, we cruised north and finally decided to chill at White Sand Beach. White Sands Beach is the main tourist beach on the island, and so there were lots of bars and restaurants along the sand. There wasn’t as much beach, although it’s longer, but the sand slopes smoothly down into the water. There is no treacherous coral or rocks, but there is some litter. It was a pleasant enough place to pass the afternoon, if not exactly my taste. And it to really cleared out around sunset!
We ate street food on the way home, stopping here and there.