|Our first night we went to see the sunset and its a good thing we did, because we never made|
it back to the beach in the evening again!
|I of course managed to get a little shopping done at one of the markets!! Thailand is known for their|
silk and batik.
|Blaine trying out his first coconut drink!|
|And best of all, he found a place that had yummy banana splits!|
|A restaurant near our hotel where you could buy kabobs or seafood and have them barbecue it.|
|The prawns are so big!|
|Entrance to our hotel which was a block and a half from the beach.|
|Boats lined up at our first stop of island hopping!|
| Kai Nai island. People rent these umbrellas and chairs for the day and that's about |
all that's on this little island!!
|I found it more relaxing to walk out into the water. I loved snorkeling and being able to see all the fish!|
|Coral washed ashore. There was a lot of pieces of coral mixed into the sand, and our guide said|
when the tsunami hit it broke the coral reefs and since then the coral gets washed
up onto the beaches.
|Our next stop was Kai Yao. This island is larger and has some habitation.|
|We had a great lunch here of various Thai food. This young couple were from Malaysia and very|
friendly and fun to visit with.
|Our next stop was Bamboo island.|
|Now is this the face of a man born for the sea or what!|
|He actually was able to finally put his face in for a second or two!!|
| Phi Phi Lae island is made up of these weird and wonderful rock formations that just appear out of the water. It got kind of cloudy and dark, as we pulled in among all these huge crazy looking rocks, and|
it had kind of a foreboding feel about it!!
|Another odd shaped rock.|
|Again we snorkeled off the boat as there was no beach here. Just before we left the sun appeared|
and you could see into the water better.
|The guide used our camera to take some neat shots underwater of this giant clam, and the|
sea urchin below.
|A very weird looking plant with jelly bean looking seeds. Have no idea what it is!|
|We had an fantastic day doing this particular side trip.|
|Last look at one of the Phi Phi islands as we begin the hour trip back to Phuket. Awesome day! |
So glad we went.