Filling in Time
03 February 2013 | Ao Labu South and Koh Rang Yai
We have at least a week to fill in before we check out of Thailand and then another 3 or 4 days before we rendezous with Ruth and Kelvin, hopefully at Phi Phi Don. So off we go again for a few days.
Ao Labu is about 18NM from Ao Chalong. It is a very shallow bay, going ashore, we had to walk about 300 metres. We decided to take Snoopy with us....There is a Muslim village a little way up the river, though we did venture there. Really not a worthwhile anchorage.
The next day saw us heading Koh Rang Yai (28th January). Quite a lovely beach with white sands. On shore there are full recreation facilities, i.e. bike riding, mini golf, walking trails etc. We picked up a brochure, it advertises weddings, corporate days etc. The bungalow style accommodation looks a little run down, but the restaurant on the beach serves excellent food. We stayed 2 nights. When we came to leave, we could not get the anchor up, looked like we might be here for another night. The wind had come up overnight, we watched a boat drag and another also having troubles getting their anchor up. Mike said he would try again on high tide, a wait of about 4 hours. BINGO we were free. And it was back to Phuket, AGAIN!!!!!!!!