Friday, November 6, 2009

Fun in the sun

Courtney and I went snorkeling yesterday. We took a half-day trip out to Khai Nai and Khai Nok, two tiny desert islands off the east coast of Phuket. We snorkeled at three sites and had a great time. The fish were vibrant and inquisitive. There was a mention of an opportunity to see some sharks but sadly that never happened.
I couldn't help but compare the diving to my experience on the Great Barrier Reef in 2007. The Barrier Reef trip involved a 2 hour boat ride out into the ocean before we reached our dive sites so the water was crystal clear and the diversity was amazing. I'm not sure how much the reefs in Thailand have changed as a result of the tsunami or if their relative disrepair is due to tourist traffic.
Still it was a great experience. Even if we didn't go snorkeling, just going out to the islands and sitting on creamy white beaches with the surf lapping at your toes, eating watermelon, would have been enough for me.


  1. Ahhhh, those pics look amazing! I almost took the boat out to one of the Vietnam islands today, but I decided to you know...find a place to live instead. Speaking of not being homeless, where are you two living these days? I would like a skype session, or more extensive blogging.

  2. Hey Tom & Courtney ........... have fun in Thailand! Tom the photos are brilliant, keep them coming. What DSLR are you using & what type of macro? I'm in the up-dating camera mode at the moment.


  3. At the moment I'm using the canon 30D body. I have a couple of lenses. My macro is the canon 100mm f2.8 but I use the 300mm f2.8 for some close-ups. The photos above were both taken using the canon 17-40mm f4. The landscape was created in using photoshop's photostitch.