Khao Ket

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    • Day 5

      To Koh Samui

      January 2, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

      A little fresher this morning but bright and sunny for our final breakfast by the pool. It’s a shame to be leaving such a lovely spot. We just had time for Janet to visit the big temple complex opposite Poppy’s and see the Buddha that has been covered with gold leaf and the reclining Buddha.
      Our taxi driver was pessimistic about the traffic, but it only took us ten minutes to get to the airport. Bag drop etc were easy and the flight left on time. Once again Bangkok Airways service was excellent.
      Landing over the beach the airport was reminiscent of Maui. A short transfer and we were installed in our very well equipped chalet room. I write this reclining on the balcony listening to the birdsongs with Shanghi beer in hand while the sun sets.
      Our attempts to book a boat trip tomorrow scuppered by poor weather forecast as a storm is due.
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    • Day 6

      Preparing for Pabuk

      January 3, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ 🌧 26 °C

      Unable to do anything water based, after breakfast by the beach we took an uninspiring walk down the road to Chaweng Beach, had coffee and walked back.
      The infinity pool was a better option, cooling us down, then a lazy afternoon on the beach, painting and reading. This evening our meal at the Larder, was a little more upmarket, and delicious, 50m across the street.
      Returning we are advised breakfast tomorrow has been moved from the beach due to impending tropical storm Pabuk the first at this time of year fir 68 years. If the Daily Mirror is to be believed, the Island is evacuating. We will see.
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    • Day 7


      January 4, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ 🌧 25 °C

      Relocated breakfast was very good in the conference room with dressed tables. Although it had rained in the night it didn’t seem too heavy nor windy for those of us used to Portland Bill! There wasn’t much to be done though and during the morning the storm intensified with water getting in from all round. I managed a session in the gym-not normal holiday activity and we had fortunately laid in some supplies for lunch. After we ventured to the lobby to reply to emails and took a short walk towards the beach until we were warned to turn back as the waves could be seen crashing in and a storm surge possible. Fortunately we are quite high up.
      The worst of the weather is forecast for three hours time and the hotel has organised a special buffet in the hotel conference room this evening.
      No flights or ferries have run today and the storm is featuring on BBC World News.
      We nipped across the road for a Thai curry amid the downpours-very good it was too.
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