Boat Trip Around Island
Trip Start Nov 05, 2007
58Trip End Jun 22, 2008
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On Saturday we took a boat trip around the island from about 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. It included 2 stops for snorkeling, lunch, and fishing. I caught 3 small fish and Darcy 2, the crew cooked all the fish and we eat them. They clean them up and set-up a wok for a quick fry, not much meat to them but it tasted good.
At sunset all the restaurants set-up their tables on the beach for candle-lit dining. We happened to be here for "The Full Moon Festival" which they celebrate with fireworks, the making a floating flowers with a candle in them (to be sent out to sea) and the sending up of hot air (from a flame) kite-like objects (in Thai a "comloy") into the sky. That can be seen for about a mile or so. This is all done to ask the sea for a good year and good luck to each family.
We purchase one of the "comloy" in which you write you thoughts on the it, light a paper circle on the bottom of it which burns and fills up the paper box kite with hot air so that it will float away. The sky was filled with 20 to 30 of them at a time and fireworks in the background, it looked fantastic.