Trip Start May 18, 2009
14Trip End Jun 15, 2009
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Yesterday we went on a kayaking trip in the Angthone marine park, a protected national park that contains over forty islands
I cannot conceive of this place it is just so surreal. Brian and I keep whispering at each other, "Where are we"? The islands don't look anything like you would expect tropical islands to look like. The islands are all lime stone bluffs that are only maybe a few miles wide but jut 3,000 feet out of the ocean. They are protected so of course there are no buildings or roads or anything. They layer behind each other and fade into the purple thunderclouds on the horizon. They look as Brian said, "prehistoric". Or like you'd expect a pirate ship to sail out from behind one of the bluffs any second. Or like that movie with Leonardo decaprio, "The beach" (which we find out is exactly where they filmed it).
We stop in the middle of these islands so we can swim and Brian and I jump off the top of the three story boat in to the water which feels and looks exactly like a heated swimming pool
I already love the south of Thailand. All the flowers are bigger and brighter hear (as big as your head) and the Thais are darker. There is a warm tropical breeze that never stops blowing and it rains so hard every night it shakes the house and wakes me. I always am a bit delirious with sleep when I wake up to this down poar and I feel exactly like I just realized I that I am dreaming. It always takes a second for me to grasp that I am actually on tropical island during monsoon season and I go back to sleep with a huge smile.
For the next ten days we will be in koh tao- Don't know if our little hut on the sea has internet but I will go to a café or something. Ps- every one should go buy the new Dave Matthews album- it will blow your mind.
Love and light