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Published: June 30th 2006
Today we headed to Bottle Beach, which is only accessible by boat, so we got a Long boat from Chaloklum. You could see instantly why this was a prime spot, the water was crystal clear and the sand pure white. We had a bungalow that was about 2 and half metres off the ground, which was essentially just a wooden box with a double bed in the middle and a fan.
We noticed our neighbours next door were a bit hysterical and they told us they had a massive spider on the porch of their bungalow, which was poisonous so the man from the resort was spraying it with high toxic stuff!! We hoped we would not come across any of them.
Once back in the room Ol noticed a massive cockroach in the shower, he tried picking it up with his shoes as it was on its back and thought it was dead - it soon sprung into life, which made Ol jump, he coated it with a load of bug spray but this thing did not want to die, so he managed to wash it down the drain and cover it with a bucket - yuk! It's times like
this i miss home and knew i would not sleep that night because of all the bugs around. We decided to take a walk along the beach as the sun was starting to set, also the electricity cut out on the island so we thought it would pass the time until it came back on. There were only a smal no. of people there as the beach is not over advertised. THe electricity didn't come back on until 6.30pm we went to the other bar which was more family run rather than our bar which was run by lads who were stoned. It is unlikely the police would come by here as it so secluded. After a meal and a film we headed back to our coffin... i mean bungalow when we were greated by another large cockroach, except this one came runing out of the bathroom at full speed at me, que histerical city girl jumping on the bed screaming "get it ol, get it!". Ol was once again briliant and li8ke superman he grabed the broom and the insect spray. This time it met a grizly end and was promptly brushed off the balcony. We asked to stay
Getting the longboat from Bottle beach
The only way to and from the beach is by boat.
just the one night rather the two, because although the beach was lovely there was not much else to do. After a bad night sleep because 1, the thought of a cockroach crawling into my ear and 2 the electricity going off at 3 am, meaning our fan went off ( a very sweaty night) we packed up a went to leave the beach. Caught a very rough crossing back to Chaloklum where we caught a local taxi to Haad Rin...
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