Legend has it that my father-in-law, Butch Spino, once complained while on beach holiday in Mexico, “I can’t sleep. The waves outside my window are too loud.” While not at that point yet, from inside our little beach bungalow here in Thailand, the sound of the waves 20 feet away, combined with the pounding of the on-again-off-again driving rain that comes every few days, yay monsoon season, makes it hard to do anything except stare out at the water and daydream. Something I don’t really mind. It’s what we were after.
Here we do nothing all day except swim, read, eat, swim some more and eat again. Sometimes I take my book from the beach to the hammock then back to the beach. There’s meditation and working out (Anthony) and yoga (me) thrown in here and there. We worked with a local group called Trash Hero Thailand one day, and will do it again next week, cleaning up area beaches. We’ve met locals and visitors both, and at night see them out for more food and drinks. Someone even played his guitar (yep, still shlepping it everywhere) in public for the first time last night, at a great place called Elephant Bar. You can see the proof below. He was great. There are no cars on the island and it’s easy to walk everywhere. You can circle this whole little speck of land in an hour. OH and btw, our place, Castaway Resort, asked us to be part of a photo shoot for its new promo video. Yes you can watch it now! We’re the romantic couple in love on the beach. Hahahahaha yes I’m serious. This could be the beginning of a huge hotel promotional video career for us. In Thailand.
We had planned to stay here on Koh Lipe, in the south south south of Thailand, down near Malaysia, for just a few days. It’s been eight. And today we decided to stay another week.
I blame the loud waves.
Where we are staying:
Castaway Resort (our favorite place of the entire trip)
Where we are eating, and like:
OMG! Sports Bar & Restaurant
And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for, Anthony’s first public appearance with his best friend, The Guitar. I provided vocals for moral support. Elephant Bar, Koh Lipe, Thailand. Enjoy.