March 1, 2014
Breakfast is a very nice spread of a variety to suit all. There's an egg station and you can get pancakes too. And I got some bacon done just the way I like it-crispy! Lovely setting right next to the inviting pool. Patrick is there going to all the tables. He asks us if everything is ok and are we liking our stay so far. He's a very hands on manager.
|Breads and fruit|
|Egg and pancake and bacon station|
|Fixings for salad, sliced meats|
|Fried noodles and potato wedges|
|Breads and donuts|
|Walking carefully on the road|
|Blink and you miss this village|
|This resort that we walked by had beach tables of neat animals|
|Beautiful beach area|
|Love the color of the water|
|Lady selling fruit on the beach|
Back in our room, we gear up for the beach. Earlier we had put some of our stuff on 2 sun beds right by our room. Beach time 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm!! Lots of sunscreen, being in the shade for part of the time, and already being used to the sun from almost 2 months of travel in SE Asia has helped us not to get sun burned. I enjoy the beach as it doesn't have huge wave action. It's very swimmable for kids and those like me who are not strong swimmers. During that time we take a break for the pool. The water is a tiny bit cold so I stay in 15 minutes or so but my husband is in his glory and spends almost an hour just swimming laps. I've gotten a book from the hotel's library that I'm reading so this is a true lazy day. We watch a guy horseback riding along the beach, local kids swimming and having fun. Patrick and some local guys are playing beach volleyball. I write out some postcards to send home.
|This rocky area was to the left of our beach|
|Richard loves the pool!|
|Horse along the beach|
|My big feet!|
We have reservations for dinner at the hotel restaurant. This time we are inside under the roof but it's open on the sides so we look out onto the beach. Our table is right next to the railing. I have grilled shrimp in green papaya salad and my husband has the green curry with vegetables and rice. Dessert is ice cream. I was hoping that the chocolate cake from the BBQ would be on the menu but it isn't. Cost including drinks of beer and 2 cokes is $30 which we sign for. Heading back to our room we spend some time lounging on the verandah just listening to the waves and being peaceful.
|Grilled shrimp green papaya salad|
|Green curry with vegetables|
|Have to settle for ice cream as no chocolate cake on the menu!|