Category: Asia 2016

Jan-Feb 2016

Blog 17

Wednesday February 3, 2016 Today we went out with Sabeye Divers at Sunset Bay. Gary did 2 dives and Linda snorkelled 3 times, twice while Gary dove and once with Gary while Sean the dive instructor did a DSD – Discovery Scuba Dive with a “new” diver”. The diving was great and Linda enjoyed the snorkelling too as there were… Read more →

Blog 16

Tuesday Feb 2, 2016 Here is a video I uploaded to YouTube today. The video was taken on the way over to Koh Lipe a few days ago. Today Tuesday Feb 2 we went to Sunset Beach to try to find a shady spot to spend the day.  We needed a map to figure out how to get there despite… Read more →

Blog 15

Monday, February 1, 2016 Today we got up and decided we needed to move to a bigger room. So we negotiated a price with the front desk and moved after breakfast. We now have a couch to pile stuff on and a refrigerator as well. The most annoying thing is we have a key for the lock box which requires… Read more →

Blog 14

January 31, 2016 Today we were up at 6am. I thought this was a vacation! We wanted to enjoy the buffet before the Chinese swarmed on it and touched all of the food! No joke! We had a great breakfast for a buffet. Lots of fresh pineapple and watermelon and orange juice. The fried potatoes were really good. There was… Read more →

Blog 13

Saturday January 30, 2016 Today we were up at 4:15 am to pack up and walk to the pier to catch the 6 am ferry. We were down at the pier by 5:30 am and there was already a small lineup to the ticket counter. Since we had pre-purchased our ticket from Som the lady at the hotel, we got… Read more →

Blog 12

Thursday January 28, 2016 Today Gary went diving at 7:30am with sunshine divers. He had 2 dives, one to a ship wreck (HTMS Sattakut) at 30 metres Click Here to View info & pictures of wreck and the other to a coral garden called White Rock. Both dives went well but the visibility was still only 5 to 7 metres which… Read more →

Blog 11

Wednesday January 27, 2016 Today Gary got up with the intent to dive but it was still windy and his right ear felt a bit wonky. When we got to the pier and met the dive crew we found out they had forgot to bring Gary a BCD and wetsuit. It made for an easy decision to take the day… Read more →

Blog 10

Tuesday January 26, 2016 Today Gary was up early to go diving. He had to be at the ferry pier by 7:30 am. The water was rough and by the time they got in the water everyone was getting queasy, especially Gary. Once in the water he was fine. The visibility was mediocre due to the recent torrential rains. After… Read more →

Blog 9

Monday January 25, 2016 Today we woke up thunder and heavy rain around 3 am. As of 10 am it was still raining. This was a good reason to sleep in and catch up on rest and relaxation. We phoned Linda’s Mom on skype and had a good chat. Linda’s Dad is in the hospital after taking a fall on… Read more →

Blog 8

Sunday January 24, 2016 Today we were up at 3 am in order to make our flight to Nakhon Si Thammarat. The flight took an hour and 15 minutes. Included in our ticket is a 2 hour bus trip and 2 hour ferry trip to the island of Koh Tao which is today’s destination. I am typing this on the… Read more →