After a 90 minute flight from Chiang Mai we arrived at the first of our two islands – Koh Samui. We had chosen a place to stay based on the fact that is was on the west side of the island and we’d therefore see the sunsets. We were not disappointed 🙂 This was our first evening.
Early next morning I walked our of our room and onto the beach and my camera immediately steamed up. This is the result! I actually rather like the misty and atmospheric look.
Later that day I took a long walk down the beach and came across fishermen mending their nets and preparing to go out.
We took a trip to a waterfall which was very pretty.
Unfortunately there were elephant rides in the area which was very sad to see, especially the ellies that were not being ridden as they were in a small boma and standing with one leg chained to the ground, swinging their heads from side to side, which is a sign of distress. Having been to Elephant Nature Park and seen happy elephants, it brought it home just what a miserable life captive elephants have 😦
Back at our hotel, and another walk on the beach:
I think a wedding was going to take place here:
Early on our final morning. I don’t know how these trees are still standing upright as the roots don’t seem to be buried very deeply at all.