2013 My Recreation-Zone nearby Roi Et

Discussion in 'North-East Thailand Road Trip Reports' started by gerhardveer, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. gerhardveer

    gerhardveer Ol'Timer

    2013 My Recreation-Zone nearby Roi Et



    When I need recreation, silence and a wide horizon.......

    Sometimes I explore the region around Roi Et with Googlemaps - a large water-surface a little bit south of highway 23 Roi Et - Maha Sarakam catched my eyes. I checked the GPS-coordinates, put it into the navigation system and rode there the next morning with the bike.
    What I found was an oasis of silence with a wide prairie-like plain and a big water surface with a large sky above that scene. Waterbuffalos here find their paradise ( attention, they run free without fences or chains - keep distance ! They ARE NOT so peaceful than they seem to be...) - fishermen cast their nets and bizarre formed tree-roots are attesting the former vegetation. It's a flat and artificial lake to keep the water for the irrigation of the surrounding ricefields - but the decline of the shore is so low that the grass vegetation can follow the drop of waterlevel in the dry season so that you find many species of groundbreading birds. At the shoreline you find snipes and water striders, a species of stork coming from the north spends winter time here - it's a birds paradise during the dry season. The ground is hard enough so that I drove there also with the car - it's easier to approach and photograph the birds...

    I also love that place because of it's seasonal changes and it's phantastic photogenic situations: you have the green in dry season when nearly everything else is dry and grey (and at the end of dry season it becomes golden in the upper regions) - you have a large watermirror in the rainy season with white clouds above it - if there's a thunderstorm it's like the eve of destruction.......

    And there is a nice restaurant directly at the lake - a beautiful viewpoint !

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    The lake: 16.115400, 103.462068
    Restaurant: 16.114822, 103.448948

    Here with my Dragstar 400cc one year ago

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    and here with Dragstar 1100cc last week...

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  3. gerhardveer

    gerhardveer Ol'Timer

    That's why I love that place....

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  4. gerhardveer

    gerhardveer Ol'Timer

    Buffalos love it...

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  5. gerhardveer

    gerhardveer Ol'Timer

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    how to get the fish outof the lake..

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  6. gerhardveer

    gerhardveer Ol'Timer

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    Birds love it too..

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  7. gerhardveer

    gerhardveer Ol'Timer

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    Keep your bike cool...

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    all fishes disappeared...

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  8. johngooding

    johngooding Ol'Timer

    World class photography Gerhard, How about some simple tips and lessons for us aspiring, but less accomplished photo takers.
     

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