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    Inheritance tour continues.

    So the Great Inheritance Tour of 2012(tour tee shirts and other memoribilia can purchased from the on-line store) has moved on from Koh Samui to Phuket.The Dragon Lady and I have met up with some friends of ours who live in NZ and are on their first trip to LOS.We have checked into our new camping grounds,the Katathani at Kata Noi


    The view from our balcony was none too shabby






    Kata noi beach is one of the best stips of sand on the island IMHO. The Dragon Lady must be in agreement as she liked nothing better than dragging her pointy tail along the beach every morning.



    As it was wet season the swell was up and my Antipodean friend and I got to go body surfing most days.On one occasion there was enough swell to take a board out for a surf.Nothing like wiping out a couple times to remind you how old your getting.



    Looking back up the hill you can see the After Dark bar and the Rasta bar.These are two really great places right next door to each other where you can chill out with good food and a cool drink while watching the sun set.



    This is view back down the hill



    Sunset at the coconut bar at the Katathani.The hotel had several bars,five pools and several different restaurants so there is plenty to keep you occupied.



    Well that's enough of camping grounds,onto the tourist shit.Our Kiwi mates were in Asia for the first time so we had to show them the ropes,how to shop,how to hop a tuk-tuk,how to smile 24 hours a day and how to relax.First stop Phuket Town night market


    Oh and this man said hello in 12 different languages and assured us he could make the best and cheapest suits.Ha, the laugh was on him,Kiwis only wear jandals and Lion Brown tee shirts.


    A couple of times we hired a driver and went on a Tiki Tour round the island.
    Rawai foresho

    Off Cape Promthep


    The four of us ended up at some restaurant this day where I was served possibly the worst meal I've ever had.Can't remember what the place was called or where it was but most of the staff were ladyboys so if you come across this place,run.
    Another day we did the Phi Phi island trip.I've been there more times than Leonardo and I have mixed feelings about the place,but the Kiwis and the Breather of Fire conspired to get me there one more time.If you haven't been to Phi Phi please enjoy the pics and if have been well Ihope you have good memories.




    Tonsai Bay.A beautiful place but just too busy.A couple of days after this pic was taken a lady snorkeller was run over by a boat.




    A week after this shot one of these boats capsized in rough weather.Like I said Mixed feelings,a beautiful place but needs regulating.




    Even here Old Firey wanted to shop



    The Old Bill


    Maya Bay


    Don't know how the mother in law found us


    That's enough of Phi Phi,next was more nice tourist stuff like Phuket Fantasea.You have to hand in your cameras and mobile phones before you enter so you can't film inside.So I only have a couple of shots from outside.The Dragon Lady and the rest of the tour party said it was a good show with elephants ,acrobats,trapeze artists and fire works but I can't really say as I slept through the en tire show.




    Once I was awake we took a trip to Bangla which did keep me awake.Opened up the Kiwis eyes as well.


    Soi Seadragon,could be related to the pointy tailed one





    Eventually the Phuket leg of the Great Inheritance Tour had to come to an end.Unfortunately the whole bloody tour had to be put on hold as well for unforeseen reasons.However it will kick off again in April 2013 starting in phuket where we left off and hopefully moving onto the Phillipines where we hope our Kiwi freinds will join us once more.Looking at Manilla,Cebu,Malapascua and Boracay.Anyway we wanted to finish the tour on a high note and as it was the Scaley Ones' birthday the four of us headed off to Mom Tri's Kitchen for a good feed on my tab.A great night,a great place and a great way to say goodbye to Phuket.

    Looking at Kata noi from Mom Tri's


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    Excellent photos, green follows as soon as I get reloaded. Philippines Tour - skip Manila.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Excellent photos, green follows as soon as I get reloaded. Philippines Tour - skip Manila.
    Have been to Manilla before breifly and admit it was enough to whet the appetite but will approach with caution.

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    Great stuff croc,looks like the kids are going to be doing tuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobo746 View Post
    Great stuff croc,looks like the kids are going to be doing tuff.
    They grew up in Frankston and both managed Uni,Bobo,they should be right.

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    Great thread and thanks for the pics, brilliant stuff, I wish more people would post these kinds of pics so we can see what it's actually like at places we never been to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Excellent photos
    Ditto that!

    The sunset shot in particular is great.

    Warmed me up nicely for my forthcoming trip to the beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Excellent photos
    Ditto that!

    The sunset shot in particular is great.

    Warmed me up nicely for my forthcoming trip to the beach.
    Glad to be of service as always.Don't forget your water wings,wouldn't like to read reports of a stray bather clogging up the shipping lanes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo View Post
    Great thread and thanks for the pics, brilliant stuff, I wish more people would post these kinds of pics so we can see what it's actually like at places we never been to.
    Sadly as I posted tour had to be cut short but never fear the old Nikon will be getting another workout soon.

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    Great thread Croc.

    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Excellent photos
    Ditto that!

    The sunset shot in particular is great.

    Warmed me up nicely for my forthcoming trip to the beach.
    So, you're getting some sand delivered are you?

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    Great post, and wonderful pictures...but
    The Dragon Lady, the pointy tailed one, Breather of Fire, Old Firey

    Careful that she's not reading over your shoulders, or u'll never get to spend the inheritance by your self....

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    Quote Originally Posted by crocman
    wouldn't like to read reports of a stray bather clogging up the shipping lanes
    You won't, you won't. Comprehensively assaulted jet ski operators on the other hand...

    The fuckers will rue the day.


    Quote Originally Posted by gusG
    So, you're getting some sand delivered are you?
    A couple of truckloads, yes. I'm also having the sea delivered at some point next week, so they say, fucking bunch of unreliable twats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    Great post, and wonderful pictures...but
    The Dragon Lady, the pointy tailed one, Breather of Fire, Old Firey

    Careful that she's not reading over your shoulders, or u'll never get to spend the inheritance by your self....
    Already working on the insurance scam.Had her down at St Georges offices the other day.

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    Not been to Phuket for a while, were there a lot of Russians there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke View Post
    Not been to Phuket for a while, were there a lot of Russians there?
    Yes there were,not too many where we were staying but plenty were roaming around Kata and Patong.Might of just been me,I don't know,but the buggers hadn't improved their manners since the last time I was there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crocman
    but the buggers hadn't improved their manners since the last time I was there.
    Horrible fuckers!

    Great thread, thanks croc

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    Great thread Crocman, I was getting a little disappointed with the pictures with the fat old round eyes..... then along comes the Maya Bay and Seadragon. The world is now back in it's proper orbit.

    Shiloh Jim

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    thanks, nice to see a kinder slant on phuket, the island some of us call home.
    You seem to have shown why, ( except for overcrowded Phi Phi which i agree needs to have something done)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phuketrichard View Post
    thanks, nice to see a kinder slant on phuket, the island some of us call home.
    You seem to have shown why, ( except for overcrowded Phi Phi which i agree needs to have something done)
    Have always enjoyed visiting Phuket.If you have a bit of nouse and know what to watch out for,you should do alright.It is a beautiful island especially down south.Families can still visit and be perfectly safe and on the other side of the coin,if you want to be a bit naughty I'm sure you will find plenty to keep you amused.

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    Nice thread Crocman and some great pics .






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    Feel the same way about PHI PHI...
    Went there first time in 1988 went...
    Just Bungalows on the beach walk back and fourth from bay to ocean...
    Hike up the hill see the whole island lovely place...
    Thats how I want to remember it...
    I will never go back ....

    cheers great report

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