Offshore there are several islands named “Near Islands”, “Far Islands” and “Coral Island” named for touristic that can’t master the local language, unlike me. Near 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.
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
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…