12.08.2013 - 13.08.2013 33 °C
We are happy to report that the last few days we have spent doing nothing much. Yesterday Chelsea was ill, so all morning we stayed in watching Animal Planet.... Yes we know we are sad. Liam went out for supplies and by late afternoon we had cabin fever in our windowless room so decided to go on a walk on the beach.
The beach is nice, if not a little busy for us. We spotted some friends of friends and had a chat and then had a walk down the beach, paddling in the sea. Nha Trang is a big cove and you can see right to each end. One end is lined with high rise hotels, and behind these are big green mountains. The other side is a cable car leading to an island. It is not particularly picturesque but the beach is clean and the sea is clear and out to sea are small islands. Along the beach are different hotels, watersports, and sunbeds and alongside the beach is a park lined with palms.
Vendors walk up and down selling all sorts, from books and bracelets to steamed lobsters and fruit. We walked for an hour or so but big stormy clouds started to appear so we retreated back to our room before the rain started.
Today we were determined to have a relaxing beach day and managed to wake up in our pitch black windowless room before 10am! We walked into town and sat and had a cup of strong Vietnamese coffee and a piece of cake for breakfast..... We are on holiday of course. It was a lovely little place with friendly staff and only a few seats called Cuppa Coffee. We then walked to a Bahn My street sandwich stall and ordered our lunch, went to the shop and got some water and biscuits and headed for the beach. We rented two sunbeds for the day costing 40000 dong each and obviously ate our lunch straight away.
Our day was spent laying on the beach, playing in the sea and reading. It was overcast but the sun was still strong though the clouds and Liam has become a bit pink.... He thought he was laying in the shade but he obviously wasn't. Liam had a trip to the shop for some cold beers and we ate our cookies and drank our beer in the sunshine. The beach is busy but it doesn't seem crowded. There are lots of vendors who approach you to sell their goods, crabs, fruit, giant crisp things, lobsters, jewellery, books, desserts, and more. We had a lovley day just doing nothing by the sea and Liam had to coax Chelsea as she didn't want to leave.
We had an equally nice evening and met up with some friends of friends, Claire and Stew who are traveling the opposite way up Vietnam with there little girl, PollyAnna. We had a nice evening talking, drinking, eating and giggling at Pollyanna. Tomorrow we are moving on to Mui Ne, a beach resort further south so we will hopefully get some more relaxing beach days and visit the sand dunes which look interesting.