Today is the last day in Hua Hin....
Having poly-carbonate hard sided luggage enabled us to stand on it so we could get it zipped. I thought that we would have nothing to say about today but the sea had other ideas. Since we arrived, we have had Positive Low Tides and each time we would walk to the sea wall hoping the tide was out enough to walk the beach it was just not possible. So we thought we would try one more time............Huzzah!
Once our feet hit the sand off came the shoes and into the water to our knees we went. It was warmer than the pool at the resort! We walked toward Monkey Mountain where the Golden Standing Buddha faces the sea.
Because of the high tides the beach was washed clean and all along were deposits of tiny shells and little bitty crabs scurrying along. The beach was calling......... out came more and more people. Tourists and Thais, children with pails and scoops, young lovers holding hands, and ponies carrying paying customers for short rides up and down the firm wet sand.
Something caught my eye up ahead. Getting closer I saw it was a large jelly fish about 3 feet in diameter. Not being a marine biologist, I have no idea what kind, but it was still really cool to see. Certain times of the year there are signs posted “No Swimming” due to box jelly fish which are very dangerous. There are currently no signs today.
Don't know what it is, but it was still wiggling and about 5 inches long!
We played, splashed, picked up shells, breathed the sea air, watched the sunset light up the Golden Buddha, and listened to others that were just as happy as we were as they laughed, smiled, hugged and made memories on Khao Takiab Beach.
Vince caught us as we were simultaneously pointing toward Japan!
We walked out to see what this man was doing. He had a contraption he would drag in the sand to find clams and he had a bag full!
The first time I told Vince "I Love You" it was over 40 years ago on a beach in Northern California..... I never thought I would be writing it in the sand in Thailand all these years later.........Yep, we are still that cute!
Dinner was soup with our favorite “Man on the Street” Tomorrow is Hua Hin to Bangkok by car service and then we fly to Chiang Mai for an additional 3 weeks.....of pretending we live there! Can't wait to get to the apartment we have rented, meet up with some internet friends in person, see more markets and try some northern street food! Stay tuned!