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Fly Me to the Moon…

Posted by Cool Your Jets IV on June 15, 2011

Tomorrow evening..?

Whilst in East/West Railay numerous people had mentioned full moon parties to the two of us – whilst there would be such a party taking place on Ton Sai, the bigger and much better party is taking place on Koh Pha-ngan in a place called Hat Trin which is in the south of the Island. Being a couple of old and bold ravers(!) we decided to up sticks and get cross to the Gulf of Thailand – a journey involving a Long Boat, a pick-up, a bus journey followed by a ferry to the island and then another pick-up; it’s only 200km in total though it’s taken then whole day!

Anyways, tomorrow is the full moon – we have permission for lift off!

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Back to East Railay…

Posted by Cool Your Jets IV on June 13, 2011

Wading aboard and taking a Long Tail Boat, we quickly arrived at Ton Sai beach and within ten minutes had seen all of the delights on offer. Being out of season, it was quiet – very quiet. Whilst cool listening to the jungle, it just seemed a little bit of a let down – the room we ended up taking was only slightly cheaper than the one we had in East Railay, and lacked pretty much everything!

We wandered down to the beach and took a seat (or lay down cushion type thing) to watch the climbers, well, the two pairs who were practicing some bouldering moves wondering why we’d left East/West Railay with its various bars and numerous food choices. At 5pm the bar suddenly sprung into life as the electricity came on, music blared out ( typically, Bob ‘bloody’ Marley) and the lights came on.

This was it, Ton Sai it’s glory!

We waited an hour before heading back (our leccy kicked in at 6) and wandered out to view two or three of the open restaurants before vowing to return to East Railay the next day, thankfully we’d bought the key from our previous room with us so hopefully it’ll still be available!

Waking early, we headed back, choosing to walk – a thirty minute walk through hilly jungle where we were snaffled by mosquitoes arriving almost dehydrated back at our ‘old’ hotel – back to life and a decent room and a decent bed!

Bliss.

 

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Next stop – Ton Sai

Posted by Cool Your Jets IV on June 12, 2011

View of Ton Sai, from the beach at West RailayStill to complete my climbing course – I decided to take a ‘rest-day’ as I was pretty shattered and have aches in places I never knew existed, plus Tar was shooting up to Bangkok for a few days so it’s been a well-timed break.

We’re moving on from East/West Railay, though only by about a KM or so – moving to where all the climbers tend to live/hang out, Ton Sai. By all accounts it’s a very chilled out and relaxed area, they only have electricity during the evening and there’s only a few bars and smattering of places to eat – it sounds idyllic!

I resume climbing this Tuesday, my final day of the course. Tar was talking about a 150m multi-pitch route, which would be a first so hopefully that will happen. Sometime next week I’m also hoping to do some Deep Water Soloing (DWS) climbing above water minus ropes/protection. 

 

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