Koh Phi Phi
Sunday - 22/06
|The owner of the establishment - affectionately known by us as Mr Handsome|
Monday - 23/06
Later in the afternoon we hit the pool side bar for some cocktails
And of course some cheesy posing at the pool side
However, not all was paradise that day... In the middle of the night a thief got into our room. Luckily a loud storm broke out while she was there and we had to wake up to close the windows. We were quite dazed after being in a deep sleep cycle at 4.30 am but Rox soon realised what was happening and followed her in hot pursuit. Unfortunately, it was dark and Rox was bear foot so the thief lost her in one of the back roads after about a 200 metre chase. We heard later that the same thief had been to two other bungalows that night and had taken passports, credit cards, money, cameras and phones. Luckily for us we caught her in the act and she was only essentially able to steal some money.
Tuesday - 24/06Even though we had had quite an ordeal the night before and spent most of the morning reporting the matter to the local police - we were determined not to let this invasion of privacy upset our entire day. We booked a half day tour which took us to all the tourist hot spots around the Island.
Monkeying around in the waves
Joy keeping a safe distance away from the monkeys (we had actually heard of a girl being attacked here a few days before and she had to go for five separate rabies injections- so we were definitely playing it safe!)
There were many caves within the limestone walls, but one of the most prominent caves was named Viking's Cave.
After braving some vicious waves and having to climb through a cave and climb over rope bridge we eventually made it to the famous Maya Beach - which is the where the movie 'The Beach' which starred Leonardo Dicaprio was filmed
This Beach was what we felt would be the perfect setting for our long anticipated Thailand beach photo shoot - it just had to happen..... Enjoy the visual artistry that you are about to witness...
|Sitting in the waves|
Staring into the distance shot
Walking out of the ocean shot
Splashing around shots
Working the rocks (our rock climbing a few days before came in handy in navigating this part of the shoot).
Action photos... (the 'pets and kids setting on the camera came was made full use of in these following pics)
|Clear water for more snorkeling and swimming|
Our last stop was for a night swim to view the luminescent plankton. They aren't evident at first, but if you splash around it awakens their self-defence mechanism and they light up the dark waters of the ocean - amazing to experience!