Living in isolation

Trip Start Jan 12, 2008
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Trip End Oct 01, 2008


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Saturday, March 15, 2008

If my memory serves me correctly, I´m supposed to meet my new "family" bright and early at 11:30am near the Had Rin pier.  I check out and return Limey after a heartfelt good bye spin, and after a short "disagreement" with the rental lady (what a jerk she was!) I´m off to the pier.  Changing dollars and getting less and less every time I exchange, I find my Brady Bunch under a gazebo bungalow´s shade.  We embark on another long tail trip, and what feels like déjà vu ends 45 minutes later at Haad Sadet´s JS Hut.  The beach is idyllic and lined with a few amazingly simple yet elegant bungalows complete with a hammock on each balcony.




We spend the day frolicking in the sun like never before.  There was beach soccer, Frisbee, rock diving, swimming, and a general disregard for anything not on that beach.  At one point, we decided a bonfire would be a good idea so we spent the next few hours foraging for wood with a machete, saw and hammer until we had enough wood to heat a house for a winter.  Dinner atop one of the bordering cliffed peninsulas provided for a nice workout getting there, great food, and views of the heavenly shore line below.  The stars were shimmering with the glimmering evening light while the geckos came alive with their distinct calls that sound nothing like the Geico front man we all love so much!  I kinda wanted to run into a gecko and have him offer me pie and chips for free...




So, I signed up for one day in the commune and then I was to head along to Koh Samui on my way to Phuket to meet Adi at the airport.  Well, my plan for just one day in paradise was quickly changed when I realized how much fun living in this relative isolation was.  This place is so isolated that the limited power they do have only goes on around noon and in the late evening time for a few hours each time.  I try to reach my sister Paula to wish her a happy sweet sixteenth, but am unable to.  Falling asleep on the beach under the stars, covered by just a mosquito net, I realize how easy it would be to live in a place like this but how hard it would be away from my family and friends at the same time...

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