A wise man once said....

A wise man once said
"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen you may learn something new."
Dalai Lama

Friday, 3 April 2009

Camping

Had a weekend camping up in the mountains. Bit cold but good to be away from all the industrial area and the constant steam of traffic going in each and every way.

We took our tent and cooking gear up to Phu Son Camping ground located right up in the north near Dan Sai. The sign tells us we are 420 kilometers from Bangkok and 18,200 kilometers from New York. That’s a long way, but I’m still no wiser by telling you!!!

There were beautiful waterfalls and trails for walking. You can see from the early morning photo the mist hiding the distant mountains. Great few days.



And of course no trip is complete wihtout visiting a local Wat. Whcih we did. Some spectacular statues and gold ornaments. Very difficult to photograph as the lighting and focusing is so subtle. You know the automatic focus on the camera cannot always distinguish between the smooth shining surfaces. The naked eye is not much better after a few minutes of sitting staring at the gold and emeralds all lit up with flickering candles. However it is so beautiful.








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