It is difficult to describe how I felt during my one day tour in the islands. I can only say that it is pure sensory pleasure; all five of them, and if you believe in a sixth.
I can only show you at this moment through what I do best; my imagery – Andessen imagery.
This was captured during the longtail boat ride en route from the pier at Nopparat Thara Beach to the numerous islands. Only a handful of these islands have beaches. They are secluded, small, and private (it depends actually, because you are sharing the beautiful beach with fellow island goers. My experience was a good one. According to my guide, it was considered quiet. I make out a figure of just about more than twenty of us enjoying the morning sun).
My guide pointed out and named many islands along the way. I couldn’t help but be amazed, however my memory does not allow me to remember all of them, and not to mention pin pointing their exact geographical locations. I do recall one, and it is Chicken Island. It is easy because it has a large rock formation that resembles a chicken head. No image here though as we were not headed its way. He told me about Chicken Island as I queried him of a sand bar path that connects one island to the other when it is low tide. I had seen it on television. Now I shall make a big note to go there on another occasion. It will be interesting.
There are still plenty to explore at this beautiful place, which I will now term ‘my paradise’. It is not only the beauty of the islands. There are also places along and inshore of Krabi to visit which I believe is rich in culture. This provides much variety to the small town. I also love the hospitality of its people, having already made a few friends there.
Coming back, I constantly think about the place I never wanted to leave. It feels home to me for many reasons. And I have now plans to make it my home. More details to follow in the coming days and months. I want to share this love of mine with you through photography.
Come and join me on this journey. Let me show you in real and imagery. Make it a part of your plan in 2011.
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