Sunday August 29th – Monday August 30th
After a great nights sleep we had some breakfast at our new digs before driving into Krabi town. We really had no idea where we were going or what we were going to do so just followed our noses. We found Krabi town and after driving around it parked up on the banks of a river.
It was really hot so our walk didn’t last very long. Krabi town was very sleepy, hot and a little dirty so back into the Toyota and the air conditioning we went and set off in search of a beach. We saw a sign saying Ao Nung and knowing that Ao means bay in Thai we figured that a beach might hopefully be there as well. We weren’t disappointed.
Along with the beautiful bay there was a thriving tourism industry in the area with dozens of restaurants and hotels. We managed an Italian place for lunch followed by an ice cream place and then a coffee shop before returning to the beach for a walk. By this time it was getting late so we decided to head home and come back the following day for a splash.
Seerung had been told before we left that two distant cousins (sisters) who she had gone to school with had moved to the Krabi area. We made contact with them and it turned out that today was one of the sisters day off so we organised to pick her and her two kids up in Krabi town before heading back to Ao Nung. On the way we dropped into a cafe where the other sister worked, had coffee and said hello. If only we knew about her a few months previously as she would have been perfect for Peppers!
Before hitting the beach we picked up some takeaway Thai style (grilled chicken, som tam, noodles etc) and set up a picnic under the shade of some nice sized trees near the water. The girls didn’t eat much as they were to engrossed with playing in the sand.
Half way through lunch the heavens opened and we got dumped on by a heap of rain. We sought refuge in a restaurant across the street and had some food and ice cream while we waited and waited and waited. Eventually the rain stopped and we retuned to our soggy picnic mess, cleaned up and then went for a walk. Of course this meant more food and coffee along the way! We dropped them back in town before we drove the 30 minutes back to Ao Luek with just enough time before dark to take the kids for a swim.
We decided that night that we would push on the following day and head up the west coast of Thailand to Ranong. To be continued.