After we had a great birthday dinner for Helen last night, we slept in this morning and cruised over to joy bungalows to have coffee and breakfast with Simon and Olga. I had some porridge and after that Simon told me about scuba diving. He told me about all of the fish that he had seen and since you can’t hear the other person they have to use hand signals. I find them very complicated but it works so I’m happy with it. After breakfast we went snorkeling and I saw alot of fish. I can name a new fish that I now know, its called a Hexagon grouper.
But when we got out we saw the boat going to Koh Lanta so we ran down the beach to Bo daeng to see if Mum and Tom were there. They were so we talked for a little bit and then we walked back had a little swim and then we had lunch and hung out at Simon and Olgas bungalow AND THEN THE RAIN CAME!!!!
The last week I’ve been at my mums and I’ve had a tour around the island. its’ been really fun but now I’m back at my dads and it’s Helens birthday.
She got for her birthday her brother and sister in law. It was a secret that we had to keep from her for three weeks. Just to see her face when they came running up the beach was so amusing. 🙂 she was so surprised!!!! They came all the way from London for a week. They are now my uncle and auntie because Dad and Helen are now married.
Sadly when they arrived I was feeling a little bit blah in the stomach. Two days ago I got sick for a day and it didn’t feel nice. I’m feeling alot better now. Tonight we are all going out for dinner, Mum and Tom included.
Tomorrow, Mum might be going to Koh Lanta, an island in jumping fish range. We are going to go kayaking tomorrow out to the island the length of a blue whale away from Koh Jum.
Hopefully we will see the monkey that drinks beer out on the island. 🙂 I know it’s a bit funny sounding, but it’s true.
This is really funny, every night something steals Tom’s eco soap! We think it’s a mouse or rat but it could be a squirrel. He takes it to his little stash behind the sink with all his other stolen goods. I decided to drill a hole in the soap, tie it to a bit of string then hang it from the shower and wait to see what happened. When we woke up we saw he’d chewed through the rope and eaten more of the soap and hid it back in his stash again. It was crack up when we found it.
I’ve been learning alot of survival skills from Tom. So far he’s taught me how to build a structure out of palm leaves that doesn’t leak. You weave the palm leaves over and over in a certain way then you attach them to your wooden structure and there you have it. He’s also shown me how to tie a number of different knots and some self defence fighting moves. Everybody that’s reading my blog I will see you someday, so I can show you the fighting moves then because it’s too hard to explain. I brought myself a hammock too, I bargained quite well with the lady and got it for a great price. I’ve been doing hammock acrobatics, it’s quite tricky.
Lately I’ve been learning some new games too and they’re really good traveling games because you can play them any were. One game is called Dame and the other one is called Mulle and they are so fun to play.
Ive been meeting lots of travellers, heaps of them are from Germany and Russia. Robyns a farang (thats Thai for white man) he’s from America but hes been living here for over a year. He’s got his own long tail boat and kayak and motorbike and he’s a buddhist seaman. He said I can help him make a 4 seater catamaran out of pvc pipe to sail around the islands.
The other day me, mum and Tom rented a motorbike to go sightseeing around the island. It was a little scoopy. We all fitted on pretty easily, sometimes I’ve seen 2 adults and 4 kids on one bike! It was really fun and nice to have the cool wind in my face because it’s been so hot here. The rains must be coming soon.
We drove through lots rubber trees to other beaches and one had a big sign that said distances to heaps of different places around the world. Even to the moon 498,743 kms and sunburn 2 minutes. There was a pontoon out from the sign and it had a diving platform made from bamboo on it, so we swam out and did some flips on it.
On the way back home we stopped to get some fruit and the guy gave us some free mangoes but they had jumping maggots inside. I never knew that maggots could really jump like that. It was kindah funny.
We went on a boat trip with our new friends from Greece to Ko Pipi which is an island right across the way from Koh Jum. Most of the day I lay on the front of the boat and this is what the boat looked like.
When I was lying on the front I watched the prow slice through the waves like silk. The water was so clear I could see the bottom when it was about 5 meters down. When we got to Ko Pipi we went to a little town on land and we got pastry and an iced chocolate.
After that, we went to monkey bay and saw the monkeys and fed them bananas. It was really cool to watch them come down the cliffs to meet us on the beach. It was a good thing we brought a bag of bananas with us, they loved them! We got out of the boat and swam over with the bananas and the biggest monkey came over to me straight away because I had three bananas. I gave him one and he ran away to eat it.
We then went to Maya bay which is a famous beach but you had to pay to get onto the beach. It was 200 Baht per person. We went snorkling there for a little bit and we saw some giant clams. There were heaps of colours, purple, green, yellow, blue and grey.
They let us stay two hours longer than we were meant to so that we could see the sunset when we arrived back at Koh Jum. When we arrived we saw Mum and Thomas walking down the beach and they hadn’t noticed us yet. So when we got to shore we gave them a surprise and told them about the day. It’s great to see my mum again.
Its pretty cool that we live on the beach but we have to walk to town which takes about 10 minutes. We have to go to town because we pay less for stuff there than on the beach. Because the beach is so far away they charge you much more than in town. The town is very very small so we are going to eat at every shop over the month, plus its nice to give some money to the locals too.
One day we were walking around the first corner of the road back to our bungalow and saw A MASSIVE GROUP OF MONKEYS!!!!!!!!! There were 20, no there were 40, there were so many. We waited for ages watching the monkeys and then Helen came around the corner in a small scooter taxi. By the way, most of the taxis here don’t carge you because they are very friendly and kind.
Today we are going to be snorkling with some friends for the whole day. Its going to be so cool!!
Its’ been great here so far at Koh Jum…. Sabai!!¡!!!!
When we got there we went looking for a nice place to eat because it was about breakfast time and when we did find one it was called Kung Nang seafood. I had a coconut shake and a pancake and later for dinner I had fried rice with chicken with cashew nuts. It was so tasty that I ate it when we came back the next two nights.
The next morning we went looking for shells and we found these.
While we were looking for shells we saw heaps of crabs all with different colored shells on their backs. The crabs here at Ko Jum live in holes in the sand insead of living under rocks like in NZ. They also stand up and run across the sand very quickly when they’re trying to hide.
When the next morning came along Dad and I went snorkling with our new snorkles from the nice womans shop in the village. When we got in the water was like glass and straight away we saw big fish, little fish, blue fish, red fish, black fish and heaps of other fish. When we were way out I spotted a groper fish under a patch of seawead and Dad put his face right up to it and he still didn’t realize It was there until it moved.
On the way back to our bungalow we saw a coral fish and it looked like a piece of seaweed.
When we got out at the bungalow we ate chicken sandwichs and relaxed.
On our last day in Bangkok Helen and I went to find a market that was on the other side of town and when we got there it was nowhere to be seen. We got the sky train back to Dad, who was waiting for our India visas, and on the way we went on the subway train too and our tickets were little gray plastic coins.
When we got there Dad wasn’t at the bottom of the visa building so we went up the lift to the 22nd floor but at the same time Dad was coming down the lift. When we got to the top, the lady laughed and pointed down. When we got to the bottom Dad was standing there with Helen and Dads VISAS!!!!!!! He said he got them early. Yay, we got them after such a long time waiting!!!
We went to the bus station and caught a bus to Krabi. We were finally heading down to beaches. It was a very stuffy and bumpy bus ride and Dad had to spit his coffey out because it was so bad.
After a while the toilet on the bus got watered down by people missing the toilet hole and it became like a massive stinky slushy.
When we got to Krabi we got a bite to eat and caught a taxi out to the wharf in Laem Kraut.
When we got there we looked at the time tables for the boat to Ko jum. When we saw the schedule to Ko jum we walked down to the end of the wharf and got on the boat.
The boat had a very long motor drive shaft so it could go in shallow waters.
When we got to Ko Jum we went and got a big fruit porridge at cafe Bo Daeng and after that we walked up the beach to find a bungalow to stay in for a month.
When we found the right place it was a blue bungalow over looking the sea. Right on the beach:-) 🙂 !!!
I’m going to say LUKOIA COFFEY OVER AND OUT!!!!:-) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 THE END:-) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂