Finally its my turn, the day is here. Woke early too excited to sleep. Rand Kris and we got onto the PC to check out the seating and moved our seats, forward again booking 12A and C , a spare seat between us. We were keeping our fingers cross this is how it would stay.
Kris and I both managed to arrive at Sydney airport at exactly the same time! We still had 45 mins to kill before we could check in so headed to the outdoor terrace bar, for coffee, then heading back for check in which was quick and easy as we had both do web check in already. So then back to the Terrace bar, its time for a drink and last smoke before going through.
Immigration was fast but the bag scanning had huge lines so took quite some time to get through here. Arrived at our boarding gate with about 45 mins to boarding, Then the bad new our flight was delayed, grrr I just want to leave now, oh well they often make up time in flight. Well our 15 min delay dragged out to an hour before we boarded. Then once on board another delay, some bogans trying to drink booze they had bought on board. Then yeah the doors close, but only to reopen again, a technician is coming on board to fix something. Oh well better now than in the air I say. Finally 2 hours late we take off from Sydney.
Flight is smooth sailing, except the announcement that someone had been smoking in the tolilet ( guessing it was the same bogans from the early issue). We picked up an hour in flight landing at Phuket at 9.45pm. However 3 other plans had arrived at the same time so immigration was a tad busy.
Finally out of there found our driver and we are on our way to Khao Lak. Its Midnight by the time we get here, and the security guy comes out with our keys, ok guess we will officially check in this morning haha
Now after 4 hours sleep I was wide awake at 5.30am, so figured whilst I waited for the sun to come up to write this. Now the day has dawned I am off to check it out
Feeling trashed from our late night arrival, but could not sleep. So awake at about 5am, ended up getting up at 530am after about 4 hours sleep, oh well the sun will be up soon. So I waited patiently for my travelling companion to awake, ( hurry up and have a shower I am starving) and headed to breakfast. After 2 large Lattes I was reasonably human again.
We the best course of action was to keep busy so we set off on a weeeee little walk. We went south from Nang Thong Beach resort 1, as far as we could high tide, so not much further than ntbr2, went up through some resort and ended on the freeway. There was some unexpected shopping so we headed back to NTBR1 to drop it off and continued our weeee little walk. So we now headed north up the road , down though a resort after the green beach hotel to the beach. Went to walk through the Sands and security threw us out lol. So continued north around the bend, to Peters Bar. Well by this stage we had been walking for about 3 hours so it was lunch and drinks. We decided we would not go back via the beach but walk back through to the small road that leads to NTBR1. Slight miss calculation, we can out some kms down the highway ( again) but this time to the north. By this time the sun was out in all her glory, needless to say we were a tad hot and sweaty. All up we left home around 9am and returned at 2pm, so about 4 hours walking, and boy can I feel it now.
We spent the next few hours by the pool, then showered and headed to the market for a look, and hour or so there Walking around again!! Them back the the highway near the road to NTBR then we walked down to Boss’s tour desk and organised a driver to take us to Whike Sands tomorrow and maybe Khao Sok on Monday. We WALKED back to the hotel and had dinner watching the sun set.
Then just for something different I WALKED up the street again for a well deserved massage. Needless to say I found more places that ache than I knew I had lol. Tomorrow if I can even get out of bed is declared a WALK free day by me.
Well that’s it for today, Nite all
Not much to say about today except : Today was the most amazing low season weather. We headed off to White Sands Beach . We had organised transfers with boss last night for a 11am pickup here and a 3pm return from there. By lunch time we knew it was not long enough may as well stay till sunset. So a quick call to Thanabodee Boss Krongyut, and all sorted, now we have a 7pm pickup :)
Was the most relaxing day, and Whites Sands did not disappoint.
The day was spent lying on a beach Chair ( yes they are still there ATM) under the umbrella with a drinkie or 2, fantastic luch with a wee drink, then a massage, then more beach cahir time and another wee drink. followed by sunset and dinner.
For all those that think low season is no good, oh well thats your loss, it does not get any better than today.
Tomorrow its off to Khao Sok