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    Koh Hong

    The mrs and I rented a boat and driver to take us to Koh Hong, from Krabi. The boat took a few goes to get started, but eventually we were off.

    We stopped at a few places along the way also, I don't recall the names of these tiny inlets, as our main focus was to get to Koh Hong. We had to take our own food, as there was no food available at any of the places we stopped, which were almost deserted apart from a couple of locals and a handful of tourists. It was low season however, so that may be why there was no food available.

    Koh Hong was clearly the highlight for us, it seems the locals take great pride in actually keeping this small island in pristine condition. I didn't see any rubbish or pollution on the island, just white sand and clear water. BUT, there was a small outlet where beer could be purchased on the island, THANK GOD. We spent a number of hours swimming and drinking.

    The people responsible for the upkeep of Maya Bay (Phi Phi Island) could take a lesson in how not to screw up a perfectly good island from the people who maintain Koh Hong.

    Enjoy the pics.



    Boats waiting at Krabi to take tourists to the nearby islands, it was low season so not a lot of action, my favourite time to visit Krabi.



    One of the few boats heading out that day.



    Passed this guy on the way out, fishing I think?



    Our boat was able to go right into this small hidden inlet, the water was knee deep and the mrs had a great time wandering through the water picking up starfish.



    These guys were "hiding out" in the inlet.



    The closer we got to Koh Hong, the more of these dirty buggers we saw.



    We stopped at another island along the way, I don't remember the name, but there was plenty of fish.



    During peak times, this island looked like it may have sold food, but certainly not during low season.



    We finally reached our destination, Koh Hong.





    Deserted.



    It was so quiet, just paradise.



    This is my favourite pic, it pretty well sums up the island - stunning!





    Memorial to the Tsunami victims









    These boats must be 100m from the water, unbelievable!









    We tried to walk further into the island after this pic, but the mozzies and other creapy crawlies got too much for the mrs, so we had to turn back to civilisation (the bar).



    We sat here for most of the day.



    Total number of tourists on the island (plus me and the mrs).



    We'll be back again!



    There were plenty of these sneaky buggers around the island, the mrs got a couple of small stings from tenticles that had broken off and were splashing around the shallows, but the locals had some vineger on-hand which kept her happy, especailly as I told her the only other known cure was to piss on the inflamed area...



    45 minute trip back to Krabi (I think, can't really remember as I was drunk by this stage).

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    Nice photos. Thank you.

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    Great pictures. Thanks for posting.

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    very nice

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    Looks beautiful

    Shame about all the mossies and jellyfish tough

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii View Post
    Looks beautiful

    Shame about all the mossies and jellyfish tough
    I'm told the jellyfish aren't there all year, the mozzies where only bad when we ventured into the jungle, no mozzies on the beach.

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    Any reason why I can't see the pics?

    Added: Strange that, can see the pics in IE9 but can't reply.

    Can't see the pics in Firefox, but I can add this note.

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    Yeah
    Take those silly glasses off

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    "Any reason why I can't see the pics?

    Added: Strange that, can see the pics in IE9 but can't reply.

    Can't see the pics in Firefox, but I can add this note."

    IE9 has a problem with Windows XL, or vise versa but I tried Google "Chrome" to replace IE Explorer and love it. Much faster than IE, haven't had any problems so far and I can see the piccies just fine.

    Jim

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    Beautiful scenic pics of the beach.

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    great stuff, cheers for the pics

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    Looks idyllic , plus there's a bar . Cheers for posting .

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    Great photos.

    Seems like nothing much has changed there.
    This picture is from 1995.




    My son learnt how to snorkel there, well, sort of.
    I should probably have instructed him better as he did the major part of the snorkelling in the sand....




    Only thing is missed there was some decent corals.
    Our boat driver told us that they were destroyed due to dynamite fishing in the past.
    Last edited by pescator; 29-04-2011 at 11:02 PM.

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    Another top report. Nice work.

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    Simply just wonderful...how am I gonna get there and soil a lovely hotel with my antics with the cuz....plans are afoot...

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