At the risk of boring you with more stories of beach awesomeness, I have to say a little bit about this day.
We felt that we needed to do a little bit more exploring around these amazing islands because they truly are paradise. After the scooter accident, we also agreed that we wouldn’t be doing any more exploring on land…
We found a 4 island tour on a long boat which promised a more Thai experience on the water. Also the long boats were, frankly, much cheaper to take – so sold! Island hopping it was.
The long boats were super cool but unlike speed boast, they are slow – which meant a very rocky ride.
If it’s one thing I like to be, it’s prepared, anticipating problems before they occur. So obviously, I take a Gravol before I travel always. I went through a 25 pill pack of Gravol in 2.5 weeks. I do NOT mess around with travel sickness. Or sunburns (if you know my skin tone, you’ll understand that one as well).
Anyway, it was kindof funny because everyone on the boat looked like they wanted to die before we got to our first island (except for Pam and I). I was trying to offer Gravol to my fellow boat mates but they looked at me like I was a drug dealer trying to spice up the party (and not in a good way).
Fine. Be that way.
Anyway, I hit up some snorkelling around the first couple of islands. Pam, unfortunately, did not join in due to her battle wounds. But fortunately for me, this allowed her to get a couple shots of me in action!
We then stopped at a vacant island for lunch which was incredible! We ate on the beach, and swam around in crystal clear water. Moments like that I want to last forever.
At one point, I heard a girl complain we would be there for 1 hour. I drowned her.
Then we headed to Emerald Cave!
At first when they pulled out the life jackets, I was annoyed. I hate swimming in life jackets (especially when its an XL and it floats up around your neck trying to strangle you).
Why are all the ones on the boat even XL? First of all, I would like that to see that boat try and hold passengers that are only considered XL….
ANYWAY! Being an actual cave, you had to swim through the pitch black (at that point the life jackets made sense). Once you made it through the cave, there was the most beautiful secret beach. We loved it! Pam joined in on this one – she was NOT missing the cave – no matter what the damage to the war wounds.
The only thing that would have made it more awesome was monkeys. But I guess you can’t have it all.