Monday 19th November 2012
19.11.2012 32 °C
Our bed is the best yet. So comfortable and wonderful Egyptian cotton sheets so we both slept really well. It was lovely to open the curtains and find that we had a great view of the pool and sea in the distance. The view from the bath is slightly more disconcerting but there is a blind we can lower if feeling shy although we found out later the glass is tinted so we didn't need to worry about our modesty. It was wonderful to be able to fully unpack as it seems we have been living out of our suitcases for ever. We are staying here until we return to the UK and we are so pleased it is such a nice hotel. After a good breakfast we sit by the pool and read until lunchtime when Marcus took us to his Thai wife's restaurant on the beach. At low tide it is possible to walk there. Just as we arrived there was a massive tropical storm but we had a nice meal looking out at the fairly violent sea. Eventually it eased off a bit and Marcus came to collect us. The gardens in the hotel are flooded but no doubt it will drain away quickly. We just have a quiet afternoon and then a rather bizarre evening. As part of our early bird package we were offered a free meal and there are just four of us eating - the hotel doesn't usually serve evening meals. Our dinner companions are a pleasant young German man in his mid 30s and this completely whacky American/French woman who is going diving for 4 nights. Tony reckoned she was drugged. She kept on and on about how wonderful the food was. How on earth did they cook it and just totally dominated the conversation. The food was ok but nothing like as good as what we have been having and I found it difficult to sleep afterwards as I had the classic dry mouth and sweats from the MSG they no doubted laced it with.