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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Diving Losin - October 2016 - Tapana Catamaran

We did a three day live trip to Losin, a seamount in the southern Gulf of Saipan, aboard the Tapana Catamaran live aboard dive boat.

Samut Prakan shrimp farms from the air on the way from Bangkok to Hat Yai

Sunset over Songkhla Lake (lagoon)

Dive briefing by Kaen of Sainamtalay

Losin dive chart

Losin light. The Losin seamount barely breaks the surface. The light rarely works. Underwater, the seamount covers a huge area.

Rabbitfish devour a dying jellyfish

Showing off

Dive buddies with barrel sponge

Mostly underwater video

Morning snack

Surfacing after a sunset dive

Losin light from the water after a dive

Losin sunset panorama

Chef Bom does barbecue 

Losin sunrise with seabird

Thai food for lunch

Chef does som tam

Thai food lunch

Dive group

Relaxing in the cabin

Dive buddies

Songkhla Harbor

Ferry at Songkhla

Thai dive boats at Songkhla Harbor

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Cha Am September 2016

This month's trip to Cha Am included a day in Bangkok on the way down and a day for work in Rayong on the way back.

Amazing Bangkok. "Steel Dolls" near Siam Paragon

Cha Am Sunrise

Making phtangko at Cha Am beach

Good suggestion

Many clocks at Aroy Restaurant

Beachside pool a Thew Talay Estate

I love this mountain north of Cha Am

Burma is out there somewhere

Thai rice porridge - Joke Moo

Breakfast is served

I did a short bicycle ride to the small boat harbor at Sai Yoi

Sai Yoi

Shady path at the Regent Hotel

Coffee shop at the Springfield Resort

Blue Crab for lunch

A determined diner

Cha Am Little Shop for dinner

Sunrise or sunset?


Low season beach

Horseshoe crab

Cheeseburger at the newly opened Cha Am Pub

Sunrise panorama

We met these two cyclists after breakfast. They are on their way from Bangkok to Thailand's deep south. A long, long trip.

Grinding coffee beans by hand for a fresh morning cup

View from the room at Kantary Bay Hotel, Rayong

Nice big room

Shrine on the beach at Rayong

Rayong sunset

Beer at the corner bar, Kantary Bay Hotel

Dinner on the beach


Plenty of food

Rayong small boat harbor

Lighthouse at Rayong River

Bell and drum tower at Wat Tri Rattanaram, Rayong

Rest stop. Bangkok-Chon Buri Motorway