March 25, 2014
Richard is up and out early for his pick up for diving. I went to breakfast alone and was joined by Dorie and Ronan later. We dropped off some laundry across the street. 2.9 kg @ 70 baht per-total cost 203 baht. Will be ready tomorrow after 1:00 pm.
We decide to go to KATA BEACH A short walk right across the street from our hotel. We pay 200 baht for 2 sun beds. Ronan plays with his beach toys and plays in the water. He's hungry for lunch so Dorie takes him to KATA MAMA'S for a banana shake and she has fried spring rolls. She tells me that Ronan didn't like the shake and she thought the spring rolls were greasy. As we're walking back to the hotel we have to pass several shops along the alley/path. She spies a purse in a window and buys it for 290 baht, original price 450 baht. It really is a lovely purse.
We spend time at the hotel's other pool which I don't like as well. There's no ladder to help you get in or out and I have bad knees. The good thing about this pool is that there is no one else here. It's smaller than the other, more popular one which also has pool bar. We go over to the bigger, nicer pool.
|Look-I'm holding onto the ball and swimming/floating!|
|King Cruiser wreck|
|Large frog fish|
|Better picture of the clown fish. The first was too close??|
|Knotted gorgonian sea fan|
|Blue spotted pufferfish|
|Sea urchins and magnificent anemone|
|Coral banded cleaner shrimp|
|Starry moray eel|
|Common porcupine fish or Bluespotted pufferfish|
|Beaded sea anemone and sea urchin|
|The dive boat Richard was on|
We decide to go to the restaurant that she wanted to go back to from when she was in Phuket for the first time. KAMPONG KATA HILL RESTAURANT We will need to get a taxi. The driver wants 200 baht and Dorie said that's ridiculous for a less than 5 minute ride. I'm not going to drive our car as traffic is a nightmare and there's no where to park. We decide to use the taxi connected to the hotel. Cost 200 baht. I'm upset as I forgot my camera. The guy by the street entrance to the restaurant says I can use my I Pad. I didn't even think about that. Thanks!! The decor in this restaurant is what sets it apart. It is filled with statues and other objects. Stunning..I order a Mai Tai-hey, I'm not driving! Dorie gets a large beer. She's not driving either! My noodles with 6 good size prawns in a sauce with vegetables. The noodles aren't what I expected. They're deep fried so they are crispy but so good. Dorie-green curry with chicken and rice. Cost 855 baht. Great service. Dorie goes across the street to the mini mart for pretzels for Ronan and beer for her and Richard. I withdraw 10000 baht from my debit account. Taxi back to the hotel 200 baht. As we're riding in the txi I notice a Swensens which we could have walked to from the restaurant! It was great to have dinner without the boys.
|Noodles with prawns and vegetables|
|Chicken green curry with rice|
|Right next door to the restaurant|
|Restaurant seen from the street|