Saturday, January 26, 2008

Southern Thailand

It is my first morning in Krabi. A gentle sea breeze is lifting from the water. Our little cove in Railai is dwarfed by sheer mountain cliffs. We arrived by boat well after 10 pm last night and the beach was awash in the light of the full moon and these cliffs had the feel of romantic sentinels. Now in the light of day I am wondering what do you do when the tsunami hits here. I find a little plastic covered set of instructions hanging from a peg in the kitchen on how to find the way to higher ground. Semper paratus
a different kind of Zen

No monks in THIS village. This is all about tourism. Our home here is a three bedroom house open to the elements. There is a center living and eating area and then each bedroom is off in its own separate wing each with its own wrap around deck. We only have electricity from 6 at night to 6 in the morning.

The long tail boat in which we arrived was an experience. There was no dock and you had to wade out into the water and hoist yourself over the gunnels. It was a wonderful start to this beach adventure.

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