From Ao Nang To Phuket………………….

I drove south with Yada from Ao Nang and across the bridge onto the island of Phuket……….we proceeded to drive down the west coast of the island looking for somewhere to stay for a couple of days; finding somewhere suitable at this time of year did not prove easy, most of the resorts were very crowded and suffering from the effects of commercialism; hardly surprising, with beautiful sandy beaches and turquoise sea, these resorts have been attracting visitors for many years, and to expect a long term view on restricting expansion is a big ask for an island that relies so heavily on tourism…………….

We finally arrived at Karon and found a nice small hotel that was very reasonably priced and a ten minute drive to the beautiful beach, the car proving to be a priceless asset in this situation; the little town had plenty of excellent and cheap restaurants, which seems to be obligatory in Thailand, so we had a couple of days on the beach there………..

Above………..the lovely and not too crowded beach at Karon, and below, a local Thai bird displaying the usual amount of bravado with the remains of my lunch…………

Next stop, Phi Phi Island……………………..

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