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

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Koh Saket

Koh Saket is a lovely little island just off the Rayong coast. Also about 1 kilometer from my work site. We went over there on Monday to have a look. First time in 6 years and having been so close throughout. Seems silly not to have popped over before. Anyway now we were on the away.

We hired a small fishing boat through a friend and a6 of us went for a few hours. Small boat, and a bit wobbly. When we got there we were given a sort of short tour and brief history lesson. Apparently the island belongs to the Queen and is uninhabited. Not to surprising it’s uninhabited as it is only about 100 meters by 100 meters. Water is supplied from the main land and so presumably is electricity. The mobile phone also works well. We all went over in a local fishing boat and had a look round. All a bit spoilt and dirty. Clearly we were not the first to visit. Too many bottles and plastic bags on view for that. So we walked round and took a few photos and then walked in the shallows and up and over the rocks. Very little beach with poor rough sand. What I complainer I sound. We had such a fantastic opportunity compared to most people so should stop moaning.

Loads of shells including small oysters and various edible mollusks, so good for island survival. But the real purpose of the visit was two fold, one it was there and we had not been and two was to visit as a trial run for a possible camping weekend. But no water (toilet faculties are there?...) and no electricity makes it a no very attractive place. That sounds a bit soft I know but it, coupled with the general dirt and close proximity to the work place with all its smelly fumes made us decide there are better places to spend the weekends.

But if you don’t go and look, you will never know, so now we know…. and maybe, just maybe we'll go back again for a night under the stars.


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