So we get off the ferry and we’re ditched pretty much right away by the Germans. Guess they had enough. Actually, Sabrina, Jay, and I start walking to find accommodations. It’s 4:40am. No streetlights. Inka and Robert stay behind to wait for the sun to come up.
We get a little lost, then part ways with Sabrina when we finally find the road we’re looking for.
What’s frustrating about a night ferry is that you arrive super early; like I said, 4:40 am. Nothing in Thailand seems to open until at least 8 am. So… we wait.
Finally, we find a resort, and our bungalow is steps away from the ocean with a bar right on the beach, so that’s pretty rad. There are many tourists here though, and this is supposed to be the smallest, least busy island. Not sure how I’ll feel about the other islands if they’re more crowded than this.
Today we rented snorkeling equipment and went off our beach, which was pretty cool and I learned fish kind of freak me out. We saw corals and fish and sea urchins, which are poisonous and hurt apparently. Now I’m afraid to stand in the ocean.
Later in the day, we ran into Inka and Robert. They got a better deal on a place to stay, and have rented a scooter, so they’ve seen more of the island than us.
Lesson learned: wait for the sun to rise while chilling on a beach. There’s worse things you can do.