Wednesday 21 Novembr 2012
21.11.2012 32 °C
Good news! We had no rain today. We even glimpsed a bit of blue sky. Actually I now feel rather guilty saying this having seen the terrible weather conditions in the West Country. After breakfast I crossed the river that runs to the side of the hotel and walked down the other beach to a headland - another two hour plus walk. I should be feeling fitter but walking on the sand is hard work and my legs really ache. Tony has had a nice morning catching up on his games. We then went for a swim in the pool. Our hotel is very nice and quiet with never more than three or four couples round the pool. Apart from another British couple everyone in this hotel, in fact, I would say in this whole area appears to be German! After our swim we go to have a massage on the beach. It proves to be the most wonderful way to relax listening to the waves breaking on the beach while being pummelled. We then have a light snack and a fresh coconut each. I think here in Thailand they have been even nicer than in Sri Lanka. I will miss them. Back to the hotel for another swim and then I walk to the town to visit the Tsunami museum and to see a police boat that was washed about a mile and a half inland in the swell. They are in the process of building a memorial park and wall with the names of the three thousand who lost their lives In Khao Lak. The photos and videos of the event were harrowing. Now there are look out stations all the way along the coast and we were given instructions as to what to do if we hear the alarm. I wander through the night market and then back to the hotel. In my absence there has been a fantastic sunset we decide to go back to the beach for dinner and have a nice meal looking at the sea.