Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Phi Phi Island & Phuket (Day 4)

Its day 4. Today we took a ship tour to several islands around Phuket. Its a half day package that includes buffet lunch. But whats more exciting are the places we went and the adventures we had. It was around 10 in the morning when we reached the jetty. Got off from our van and squeezed into the tut-tut that drove us to our boat.

the little port

Along the way, the crewmembers were quite friendly and we find ourselves quite comfortable with them. Probably because of Phoenie found her partner (was it Monkey or Johnny?) in the ship, she was being treated like a princess, while the rest of us were being well entertained. ^^

Our next stop is to canoe inside the cave. Its a cave packed with bats hanging upside down. One is not allow to speak or open his/her mouth inside the cave, else you would be eating the bat's sh!t, LOL... and its quite smelly inside, so try to hold your breath. As we went into the cave, the tunnel grew smaller and smaller till we had to lay down instead of sitting up right.

The experience to go into a dark cave with only a mere torchlight guiding and showing you the way is really quite scary. For all you see, its total darkness. No doubt its thrilling and adventure.

its dark inside

our lunch

Ladies and gentlemen, we've reached James Bond island. Its known originally and locally as Ko Tapu or Nail Island, found fame through the 1974 Bond film, "The Man with the Golden Gun".

beautiful isnt it? the wonders of nature...

We then halt at another spot and this time around, we get to canoe ourselves. So YeanPin, Me and EngHoo had our chance in canoe. The inexperience three of us us had a hard time in controlling it, but it was fun.

We bang on the rock, went on the wrong direction, another smack-bang on the rock, the sea current drove us out from the path, emergency break and trying to go astern in order to avoid another bang. We went through the tiny route in between the rocks, and racing to the ship. We laughed, we cheered, and we showed we had a good teamwork in the end.

this is me canoeing...


Approaching the evening, its time for us to go back to Phuket. All aboard? The 1 hour journey back was another adventure we had. Didnt i said earlier we were well entertained? Its started to drizzle as we were racing with the dark clouds. Strong winds were blowing, skies were getting darker and unpleasant, and the thunderstorms were crawling towards us.

It was then the crewmembers started to dance in the ship. The musics were being played and they danced as if the hell breaks lose. It varies from break dance to line dance to AhGua dance. Maybe they had it just to distract our attention on the skies above us. On second dance, probably the ritual dance to cast away the storm. Either way, we had an enjoyable time watching them dancing.

running away from the storm

Just several hundreds before we reached the shore, the rains fall. The rain was so heavy that our visions were covered. Raining cats and dogs. Several minutes later, we got off the ship and rushed for the tut-tut, all of us were already wet from head to toe by then. We were wet and cold. Shivering. We then hop into our van and went back to our new hotel in cold.

As soon as we checked in Jan and Kan Sea Hotel (if im not mistaken), we had our shower and warm ourselves up. A nice dinner, some walk again and its then a day.

So here i am again signing off... End of day four.


PhoeNieTam said...

haiZzzz =(
I missing monkey & Johnny so much lo...

yaLa...u guys never treat me as princess...pity girl here...

Dann said...

Phoenie: Remember to invite us to your wedding ya. We'll wear formal on top, and swim wear on the bottom. LOL. Just kidding. Do you still keep in touch with them?