Day 25 - To Khao Lac - Wed 20 Mar
BoyRob recovered enough to go for a walk to see
longboats at estuary, then we took a motorised tuk-tuk to see offshore
limestone kaasts at other end of beach. Tried unsuccessfully to resolve some Aussie
bank issues ...bought fridge magnet "Remember Krabi Thailand"...
The Bee and Ozzie left after lunch, headed north on pretty roads through more
limestone country, and personal shrines at the entrance to houses. Since they
had been hacked/ scammed (“Help, I've
been mugged and stranded in Philippines - send money”) MnM stayed behind to
sort out a new email address/system, and to retrieve their contacts.
Found a perfect place to camp at Khao Lac, and
met up with more Overlanders - Hubert and AnnaLouise in an armoured tank
camper, Lorenz and Gisela in a container cum truck, and Peter and Suzannah
in a Swiss-army version of Guy's truck. The first two couples had a motorised scooter
and the latter bicycles each to get around. Turned out they had met up with Jon
and Jude two nights ago (before a concert rearranged their sites). Had a
wonderfully refreshing swim in the ocean (watching out for whale sharks known
to frequent these waters at this time of year!) - so pleasant to have cool
undercurrents in the water. Ate at the beach bar, a tasty meal with real
chicken, and real vegetables, and started an addiction with coconut shakes made
from real coconut milk and shavings.