©2012 Edward C. Lunnon
Written on Tuesday 21 August 2012: 5 years 11 months on … Deuce
Snooze, swim, Singha’s, shop, supper, shop, swim, sleep … until Sunday which was Day 9 of out trip.
By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. (Genesis 2: 2-3)
Today was Sunday and was designated as our rest day from all the hard work of holidaying in Thailand that we had done!
Today was also the hottest of our entire trip – high of 36oC and low of 29oC! It was a windless day with humidity close to 90%! It was an ideal day for staying in the water – be it the hotel pool or the Andaman Sea at Patong Beach. The only problem is that sometimes you actually need cool water to swim in, because even the sea and pool water become too warm!
Thank God for air-conditioning – on what day did He create that?!
So, after breakfast, we headed for the pool and the beach and the sea.
We strolled, swam, Singha’d and snoozed … and shopped!
On Patong Beach there are all kinds of activities (for negotiable rental, of course!): loungers for snoozing, jet ski’s, parasailing, ski-ing, boating, Thai Massages, manicures, pedicures or just ordinary swimming (rent-free!) and, of course, shops – at which Pera bought pearls and the ladies organised tickets which would take us on a boat trip to Phi-Phi Island on Monday!
There is so much boating activity at Patong Beach that one could actually taste the petrol/diesel in the water! Paradise won – Paradise lost!
We slothed our way through the day – until it was supper time once again, and we headed back to Subai Subai for our daily dose of excellent, inexpensive Thai food and great hospitality.
So busy are they that we had to wait for a table – but, never-mind, until then there are … you guessed it …. more shops to peruse!
We walked back to our hotel, and on the way there, we stopped for lovely caramel and cream pancakes sold on the kerb by one of the (many!) street vendors.
Swim and sleep to end our rest day, and to prepare for an early start for our boat trip to Phi-Phi on Monday!