10.01.2013 - 10.01.2013 33 °C
After the kind of day we had yesterday we decided to have a relaxing day today and recuperate. We have also given up chasing around our cockroach friends and decided to just let them have residence in our bathroom. It appears we have a two large ones, a medium sized one who is slighty more curious than the others (hence the medikit incident) and a couple of babies. It goes without sayig that they are all discusting especially now Chelsea knows they can fly!!!
Once we were up we came to the bar area of our resort to write our blog from the previous day as the wifi and electricty here are only on for part of the day and then went to the cafe in the little village area for a slow lunch. It was really hot today, almost too hot so we sat in the shade of the cafe until the midday sun had eased off. The cafe usually takes a long time to be served as they cook everything from scratch but they wre also short staffed so it took up most of the day. The lady who cooks Burmese food was off today so we both ordered a vegetable burger with cheese. They were amazing, they make their own burgers and bread and it is the first time we have had cheese since leaving the UK. We stocked up on insect repellent from the shop as we have been going through about a bottle a day and made our way back to the beach.
We decided to borrow some snorkels from our resort as the snorkelling is supposed to be good in our bay. We walked down the beach to the end and then started to swim but we noticed that the goggles had a hole in them. Chelsea had to walk all the way back to our resort to change them. Once she was back we headed into the water. There are quite large waves on this beach so the very shallow water is murky where the sand is kicked up. We waded in until it was a bit clearer and had a swim around. There was not much to see, a few fish and little coral, we don't think we were far enough out, plus everytime we swam we were kicking up sand and made the water murky. Once we were fed up on getting stung by jellyfish and Liam had inhaled several litres of sea water we gave up. We have decided tomorrow to rent a kayak and go further out to see if the snorkelling is any better.
We had a steady stroll back and sat on the veranda of our resort and had a drink, Liam tried a coconut which was a little disapointing as it was warm and not really refreshing, but it was tasty and Chelsea had a watermelon shake. By the time we had finished it was 5 oclock so we decided to head back to the hut and read a bit on our balcony before getting changed to go back out again.
Whist walking up and down the beach today we have seen a couple of chalk boards stating that King Mackerel was a special. We assume that a catch must have come in this morning and several resorts have bought some, including ours. That made what to have for dinner and easy decision so we shared a King Mackerel with spicy Thai Papaya salad. The fish was BBQ'd and came with a spicy dressing, we both agreed it was the best fish we have ever eaten. We still had a couple of beers left at our hut from yesterday so after our meal we bought some ice and went back to sit on our balcony.
The day has been uneventful really but we have enjoyed lazily strolling and relaxing in the sea and beach. We have two more nights left and will be glad to go back to enclosed rooms without animal and insect friends. The bamboo huts are a good cheap option for people on a budget but for people afraid of bugs and spiders they are alarming. We love the island though, it is an unspoilt paradise.