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Thailand, The Land of Smiles

July 20: Maritime Adventures


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Today we went off on an all-day boat trip to visit some sights in Ao Pangh Nga, chief among them James Bond Island, so named by the farang and the tourist operators because "The Man With The Golden Gun" utilized this particular island for much of its location work. Most of us enjoyed the ride, and we got to see some truly spectacular natural formations. The kids also got to frolic on a deserted beach. Doreen and I went to pick up our custom-tailored outfits, too, and they came out beautifully.
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Doreen awaiting our departure, with the clouds reflected in her sunglasses
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Doreen and Sam as we depart
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Max, looking studly in his new (fake) Oakleys
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A beautiful cave on one of the pinnacle mini-islands. We were told that you can kayak through some of these openings into hidden internal lakes. This one's is visible through one of the holes.
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Some of the remarkable limestone formations. For some reason, one of these really caught Doreen's eye.
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A close-up of one of the formations. This one was about 40-50 feet high
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Here we are catching some rays at the front of the boat
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Max, unable to escape his NBA destiny, palms a small island
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Doreen, my beautiful hippie wife
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James Bond Island, so named by the farang and the tourist operators because "The Man With The Golden Gun" utilized this particular island for much of its location work.
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Me, in front of one of James Bond Island's distinctive features
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A sea gypsy village, a network of 300 homes and a couple of bad restaurants built on stilts over the putrid silt of one corner of the bay
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While at the sea gypsy village, we were hustled for photos with these two monkeys. This photo made it worth it. Anyway, it only cost me $1.00.
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We stopped at another small island where we were able to go swimming. The water was downright hot!
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Sam, skipping rocks
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While on the swimming island, Max spotted this beautiful little green snake in a tree just above where I was laying to escape the sun. He reminded us all of Verdi, the green snake who was the hero of the book of the same name.
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