My last day in Thailand and a wreck dive

P1040693Offshore there are several islands named “Near Islands”, “Far Islands” and “Coral Island” named for touristic that can’t master the local language, unlike me.  P1040710Near Island was accessible by ferry taking about 45 minutes that is unless it sinks, like it did 2 weeks ago when 6 people died.  I opted to see the islands via a scuba diving boat.

Breakfast was a combination of some noodle dish and Patongko translated as Chinese Doughnuts though they are shaped like an “X”.  Deep fried dough with sweetened soy milk and sugar. This set cost me only 10 baht or about 30 cents for a bag.

Breakfast

Breakfast

After breakfast on the curb, I made my way to the boat and spent the next 7 hour enjoying the day on the water diving, eating and yes naming.  The last dive was great, my first real wreck dive, a Royal Thai Navy ship complete with guns and all.  The day was slightly overcast which made for a really nice day

P1040746(not to hot) until we were about to head back to the mainland when a rain storm his us like a punch in the face.

After the dive I found a place in a bar to blog and ride out the weather for a few hours, all and all not a bad way to spend my last day away from the office.

Tomorrow 30 hours of travel and then home and Work on Monday.  Next Asian trip Burma…

About JSH

There are more than 195 countries in the world by my count and I want to see them all before they all start to look the same – The United Nations has 192 members, but they do not recognized two independent countries, the Vatican City and Kosovo. U.S. Department of State recognizes 194 independent countries around the world, but their list has a political agenda and is missing Taiwan. All of this is without getting into the dozens of territories and colonies that are sometimes called “countries” such as Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Greenland, Palestine, Western Sahara, and even the components of the United Kingdom (such as Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England) and without counting states and provinces like Texas and Montréal that think they are independent countries. No madder how you count or tag them they are changing, starting to look the same and losing a little bit of themself every day. I do not want to see the world through the eyes of Las Vegas or Disney, like reading the Cliff Notes of a Hemingway novel; you get the idea but miss the point! Life is short, but how long live is up to you…
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1 Response to My last day in Thailand and a wreck dive

  1. Anne Russell says:

    30 hours? Wow, that might change my mind about traveling there.

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