Living the High life. Ko Phangan

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August 21st 2009
Published: September 14th 2009
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One problem of coming to the island immediately after full moon are the tides. Within two days of arriving the tide was so far out that the water was too shallow over the coral to be able to swim or snorkel until 5pm or even later. ( Of course someone out there reading this may tell us it’s nothing to do with the moon and it’s phases!)
For this reason we went in search of something else to do. We climbed the steep road from our resort down onto the next bay from there we were able to walk several kilometres along the beach from bay to bay. It was impossible to get into the sea from any of the bays, just a few inches deep maybe.

The bays were picturesque with gorgeous soft sand but we needed to cool down. We had passed through a resort at one end of Haad Yao Bay called ‘High Life’. It was reached by a steep stone staircase winding it’s way up the rock face. Once at the top there were magnificent views over the bay and a lovely chilled out bar specializing in cocktails and good food. The best bit, however, was the infinity pool. I’ve always looked at them in brochures but thought I’d never get to swim in one. Here at last I could! And all for the price of a beer!

Needless to say we spent a lot of time up there even taking a dip after dark one evening which was amazing, floating towards the infinity edge and looking over to the bay lit up below. Looking up a thousand stars could be seen twinkling in the dark sky.

Well this is the end of our island hopping for this trip, we now have one week left which will mainly consist of travel! We need to get across to Ranong on the East side of Thailand from where we can cross the border into Myanmar to extend our Thai visa.

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Pirates Bar

A funky bar we came across on one of our walks.

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