The Fishing Boats - Re Visited

Discussion in 'South Thailand Road Trip Reports' started by tropicaljohno, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. tropicaljohno

    tropicaljohno Ol'Timer

    Was asked by Big and Tall if I had GPS points fo the washed up fishing boats, as I didn’t take my GPS on that ride, decided to ride up again, and get the GPS fix’s. I mentioned to Noel Akers that I was thinking of going up last Sundayto Khao Lak to check out the fishing boats, and before I knew it there was 8 of us on the ride.

    The bikes consisted of a Phantom 150, Phantom 200, Shadow 400, Honda Wave and Yamaha Nouva, quite a mixture.

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    The Motley Crew……

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    GPS 08.39.58.4 098.15.13.2
    There is now a food stall set up by patrol boat, also selling caps and dvd’s of boat and tsunami.

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    UPDATE - THIS BOAT HAS NOW BEEN MOVED AND IS SOMEWHERE CLOSE BY TO THE ORANGE ONE.

    All 3 boats had make shift ladders or steps leading up to the boats, but we weren’t game to climb on board.

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    TropicalJohno showing off the latest in motocycle gear

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    GPS 08.51.48.0 098.16.33.8

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    All ready for the return ride back to Phuket

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    Noel and Tina ready for the imminent thunderstorm

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    Peter and Dorothy

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    The ride along the coast from Ranong to Phuket, is quite scenic, the best part is around Khao Lak, a good road surface and some nice ‘sweepers’, as you can see from fotos below

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    About 30kms north of Phuket the heavens opened big time, typical floods across the road, with the trucks making some great waves as they charge through them. Had to ride in the tropical monsoon for around 90 minutes, and just before arriving home, no rain whatsoever, so here are the locals riding their bikes in t’shirt and shorts, and we ride past them in full wet gear… as they say, Amazing Thailand.
     
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  3. daewoo

    daewoo Ol'Timer

    another great story... Those photos always amaze me...

    what a terrible time, I had a mate who was in Koh Lak looking at some land he was thinking of buying... he headed back to Ban Kruat (Buriram) on Chirstmas Day and no one could contact him...

    Pretty stressful time for us, I am sure many people have similar stories...

    Thanks for another good write up...

    Cheers,
    Daewoo
     
  4. tehsk30

    tehsk30 Ol'Timer

    Amazing photos of the fishing vessels.
     
  5. tehsk30

    tehsk30 Ol'Timer

    just came back from Khao Lak n visited the fishing vessels...they are now parked side by side in a field...dunno where cos a local brought us there...:) . the sight of the huge vessel an awesome sight ...just imagine the waves that brought them there...my photos will follow later...
     

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