Sunday, 30 October 2016
30.10.2016 - 30.10.2016
Total overcast continues and the humidity must have exceeded 100% because we've experienced almost constant drizzle, expected high temperature 29 °C/84.2 °F again. We are at anchor off the island of Ko Samui on Thailand's East Coast. Once again the company has hired a number of local boats to assist in the task of ferrying up to 3000 people ashore.
We went ashore at about 09:15 and walked around the local town and inspected a number of clothing stores. The constant drizzle did little to make the place attractive and even walking was a challenge with sizable puddles being difficult to negotiate. Being a Sunday the traffic was remarkable light which reduced the potential hazard of stepping onto the roadway.
Despite having money in my pocket all we could find to buy was a Pepsi. On return to the pier we were marshaled into a covered area to await the next tender. We decided to sit on the open deck on one of the local boats and the breeze created by the boat went a long way to drying our tops. It was about 12:30 when we returned to our floating hotel.
It was surprisingly quiet on the Horizon Court and we had a pleasant lunch. Jenny went off to catch up with the Knitter's coven in the Night Club and I scoured the ship for some suitable images. It looks like a shot of a local tender boat will be it for today.
Wrote the blog and reviewed the images which filled in some time. I must have dozed off because before I expected it was time to change and go down to dinner. We were well into the main course before there were other people in the room, Jenny had the lamb shanks and they were so good she almost licked her plate clean.
Tonight's entertainment was Piano Headliner Jon Darsk playing everything from Beethoven to Billy Joel, Country to Rock and Roll. Jenny missed an impressive display of musical talent. I tried to convince her to get up for the 22:00 show but that suggestion was not well received !! He'll be on again in a few days, I'll certainly will be going back.
Tomorrow we're in Laem Chabang (port for Bangkok). The weather forecast isn't promising, with nothing booked we'll see what the morning brings.
A loaded local tender approaching the ship is the feature image for today you can view my photo by following this link to the image.
Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony.