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January 15th 2007
Published: January 18th 2007
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Similan Islands to Chiang Mai via Bangkok


Calvin was our resident bug eater.
I wrote a nice, long descriptive entry for our dive trip to the Similan Islands, and when I tried to save it the system I am on balked. The entry is lost, and I don't have the heart to start over.

Please have a look at the pictures taken in Khao Lak (mainland) and on board the MV Mariner (dive boat).

More later, when I have recovered from the disappointment of losing my beautiful, beautiful prose, and from the seasickness which still has a hold of me 24 hours after dismbarking.

We're off to Chiang Mai

Ciao for now,


PS. the diving was fabulous, as you might expect.

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Beach JenBeach Jen
Beach Jen

Jen on the beach in Khao Lak at sunset
Phu Khao LakPhu Khao Lak
Phu Khao Lak

Morning at Phu Khao Lak Resort
Achilles The Ankle BiterAchilles The Ankle Biter
Achilles The Ankle Biter

By the pool, moments before Achilles met his end at the hands of the hotel lady armed with a broom handle...
Pool at sunsetPool at sunset
Pool at sunset

Phu Khao Lak Resort: our home away from home for Phase I

Shrine at the entrance to our hotel
Mariner IMariner I
Mariner I

Jen in front of the wheelhouse with Nathan, one of our 11 new dive buddies
Not quite the end of our day of divingNot quite the end of our day of diving
Not quite the end of our day of diving

Relaxing before our night dive on our first full day int the Similans.
Morning guestMorning guest
Morning guest

A turtle comes around for a banana peel hand out
Another day doneAnother day done
Another day done

Before dinner on Day 2 in the Similans
Administrative tasksAdministrative tasks
Administrative tasks

There are worse places to complete the chore of filling out your diving log book, I suppose. This is Mandy, Nathan's wife.
Dinner PreparationsDinner Preparations
Dinner Preparations

You can't get your fish much fresher.
One more sunsetOne more sunset
One more sunset

Sorry if the horizon isn't quite horizontal, but the boat was a little rocky.
The crewThe crew
The crew

Some guests and crew lounging before dinner

18th January 2007

I must say, whoever is taking the pictures is really good! They look like postcards, in fact, even better than postcards. Take care guys. Kerri
18th January 2007

nothing more to say....

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