Still In Khanom………………

I am still relaxing in the seaside town of Khanom; well, to be more accurate I am about 7 kilometres south of khanom, where I am ensconced in this lovely little hotel called the Khanommaroc, which you will notice is very unusually named and designed, considering its geographical location………..I have just negotiated another week here at a slightly reduced rate and I am now paying £20.50 per day for my room, breakfast and the hire of the scooter……………happy days !!

….above and below, the Khanonmaroc hotel and its lovely garden, where you can easily imagine that you are just a taxi ride away from Marrakech, until a large serving of Thai mangos and papayas are placed in front of you for breakfast, and your internal sat-nav formats itself back to Thai factory setting…………..

……….below, a few days ago I set out for the day on the scooter and discovered a couple of beautiful and deserted beaches the other side of Khanom to where I am staying…….

………..above, I came across this small fishing village that sits roughly in-between the two lovely beaches that I discovered………..and below, this fisherman wanted to take me out in his long-tail boat to see pink dolphins; they are prolific in this area and I have even seen a couple of them already from the shoreline…………but Yada and I have already planned to make such an excursion one weekend when she is not working…………

………above, the track leading down to the second and totally deserted beach that I found……and below, the beach that it leads to………….

WHY, OH WHY DO THEY DO IT <<<>>> below, immediately behind this stunningly beautiful beach, the calling card of mankind………..this is obviously a conscious act, something they thought about and maybe even discussed, because the litter has all been left in the same place………..like, as if that makes it okay…………. you can almost imagine the conversation “shall we take it with us……no, but let’s leave a tidy mess”……….can’t even blame the tourists, this vulgar mess has been left by local people, it is easy to tell from what is there………..if it were Johnny foreigner, there would be empty tins of John West dolphin friendly tuna, crisp packets and lots of beer cans………….I just find it really sad that having chosen to have a picnic there because they recognised the unspoilt beauty of the location, they then thank mother nature by kicking her in the teeth…………rant over (^∆^)

 

above and below, this region like so much of southern Thailand has many plantations of rubber trees………………………..

and elsewhere you find these wonderful low rise palms, that have large central trunks and a huge fan of palm leaves……………

………almost back to my hotel, a small track leading down to my local beach, with a nice splash of colour

 

 

2 thoughts on “Still In Khanom………………

  1. Beautiful! But Spring is in the Air in England! xx ( or tonight if Phil Collins springs to mind)

    • Hope that it lasts for you Liz……….but remember, keep an eye to the west for any more Atlantic depressions heading your way, oh, and another eye to the north east for any cold fronts pushing slowly south west………it is only mid March (^∆^)