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    Day 13 - Toe Stubbing Agony

    December 23, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    At 9.00am, we donned our trainers & went out for a pre-breakfast jog. We run a little way along the road, then took a side road down to a beach.

    It was a eureka moment, when at the end of the road we discovered our idea of a perfect beach, a Palm Tree encircled sandy cove. It was actually the other half of Bamboo Beach we had been to the previous day.

    We ran along the Beach & headed home. Unfortunately with the tide in, we had to cross a small river. We could have just removed our trainers & paddled through it, but that would have been too easy. I wasn’t confident about jumping it, but Jackie was. Ladies first.

    It wasn’t pretty, she managed to get one foot wet on the takeoff & then land with both feet in the water, but worst still she tumbled forward on to all fours. Ending up in a similar position to someone I went fishing with!

    I was not so brave or stupid, so I took one shoe off & triple jumped it. We jogged and squelched home

    After a cold shower, there was a power cut for 8 hours we went out to Yawee Restaurant for coffee, mango & sticky rice, whilst Jackie had an enormous Club Sandwich. The food was excellent again.

    We then walked to our new found beach for some serious sun. We had a liquid lunch & more sun. Nothing could ruin the day.

    Around 4pm, Jackie asked if I would go back to the beach shack to get a bottle of water. Being the dutiful husband, I did without too much moaning, but less than 10 yards later, I kicked a buried chunk of dead coral. Flesh was hanging off the end of my middle toe of my left foot. There was blood everywhere & I was hopping around like a lunatic in absolute agony. I looked back at Jackie, only to discover she was openly laughing at me. She insisted on taking me down to the sea to wash it & presumably get attacked by a shark.

    When the pain finally subsided a little, about 2 hours later, I put on my flip flops & limped home. I can’t walk in flip flops at the best of times!

    Back at our room, I pulled off my flip flop & hobbled to the shower leaving a trail of blood in my wake. Brilliant, I am now going to be eaten alive by mosquitoes 🦟.

    That evening, I struggled out to the beach & we had spring rolls, green curry & Penang curry washed down with beer & wine to numb the pain. It was a very pleasant setting & ambiance, but the food wasn’t to the standard we have had in other restaurants on this trip.

    Song of the Day - Coral Fang by The Distillers.
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    Angela Bambridge

    Hope you don’t have to cut your holiday short as a result! I am sure Jackie is nursing you well.... Happy Christmas....Chris.

    Simon and Jackie Annals

    Chris, the nursing leaves something to be desired. My leg would need to be falling off to come home early! Happy Christmas to you & Angela. We’re about to sit down to a curry!!

    Gavin Farley

    Happy Christmas guys! Looks fabulous 🎄❤️

    Simon and Jackie Annals

    Gav, S̄uk̄hs̄ạnt̒ wạn khris̄t̒mās̄ to you & Ang. And S̄wạs̄dī pī h̄ım̀!!!!