this excursion was to angthong national park, which is famous for its numerous, uninhabited islands that seem to explode out of the powder-blue water.
first stop: snorkeling (although the visibility wasn't great, the coral was awesome).
second stop: sea kayaking (below is the launch area)
third stop: lunch in the park (monkees, food, beach, etc.)
forth stop: hiking up to the caves
this was a trip. if this hike were in the u.s.a., there would be lawyers waiting at the end to cash-in.
no waivers, no "signing your life away," just climb and pray!
as you can see (from the sweat), it was a workout!
fifth stop: the green lagoon
as you can see, the lagoon is green. it's a salt lake.
we threw bread to the fish, and watched barracuda eat those bread-fed fish. the woman in the picture is judie, from france. she and i were paired-up as sea-kayak partners.
sixth stop: lookout point
just a glimpse of the view, but pictures could never do it justice.
tomorrow, the trip will take a decidedly "dive-oriented turn." i've decided (yes, willy) to spend a few days at koh nang yuan, to dive by day, and catch up on some reading by night.
once there, i might not have access to the internet for several days, but i'll do my best to keep y'all up-to-date.
if you aren't doing anything, zip on over to koh nang yuan (see the blog entitled "koh nang yuan"). you can catch a fast-ferry from koh samui for less than $5.00! the accomodations are covered in my dive package. as they say in australia, "no worries." :)