Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Budding Photographer

I mentioned previously that, while rest and relaxation was just what the doctor ordered for my husband and I, our boys experienced some stretches of boredom at the beach. So if they weren't reading, napping, or swimming; they had to be creative. My youngest, who has already shown some interest in photography, decided to explore the medium in more detail as he took some lovely macro shots of Thailand's flora. I thought I would share my favorites with you.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I Love the Beach!

Koh PhiPhi 2003
Over these years we have been privileged to live close enough to Thailand to be able to enjoy some summer holidays at the lovely beaches there. We haven't gone every year, but enough times to have built up quite a store of family memories along the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. This year we spent a quiet 8 days (perhaps our last Thailand vacation together as a whole family) at Dolphin Bay near HuaHin. There were moments, even half days, when the boys felt it was too quiet; but we did manage to squeeze in a kayaking trip to infamous Monkey Island, an evening of night fishing and a day of snorkeling, daily swims and walks on the beach, and amazing Thai meals.

The Plot....
Monkey chief: "You two monkeys lead them down the rocky coast, and the rest of us will move in for the heist."

Monkey scout: "Ouick! It worked. Those gullible farangs (Thai word for foreigner). There's food in this boat!"

Yep, they stole our snacks and would have taken the water bottles as well. Wish we had thought to bring along some bananas and lychees.

We had a lovely place to stay.

Even at high tide the shallows lasted a long way out.

Patiently waiting for a nice Thai-Seafood dinner: Crab, Stir-fried Shrimp & Cashew nuts, TomYamKai, PadThai.

What a gift this time has been.


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