Moved on from Koh Lipe to Koh Lanta on the 27th Feb, so basically had a good long day of travelage ahead of us, we got a long tail boat back to Satun on the mainland which was interesting, the boat broke down in the middle of the ocean and there was a girl sat across from us who had a good body and very small dress on, but the face of a bum. I kid you not, she looked a bit like uma thurman, but ugly, complete with a bit of a tash.
The rest of the journey was pretty uneventful, except the second minibus we took was like being on nemesis at alton towers, the driver was worse then kat, i kid you not!
Yes Mum, Lee and anyone else who knows me, worse than me.
Anywho, we got to Koh Lanta in one piece (just about) and got surrounded by taxi folk wanting to take us somewhere cheap, like 1800 baht cheap (which is like 36 quid a nite), now ordinarily that would be cheap, but not when you have a 13 pound a day budget!
So we found this nice taxi lady and she said shed take us round a couple of places till we found somewhere. Of course though she ended up taking us to her mates places, shocking!
But she helped us find somewhere for 500 baht for the 3 of us (10 quid) complete with out very own bathroom (even though it had no roof) so we were pretty happy with that.
The following day we rented some mopeds as this is the cheapest and easiest way to see the island.
We got 3 peds for 300 baht each and set off (after naming them of course). Kats was white and was called knuckles, coz thats pretty much how my hands were the whole time. (i am not good on a ped!), Coops was purple (manly!) called the purple warrior (to try and regain some of the lost manliness), and claires was called murtle the turtle coz it was green.
We also decided no motorbike gang is complete without a name so from then on we were known as the 'Wild Tunas'.
After Kat trying desperately to work out how to turn corners without falling on her face or being hit by a car, we went for a bimble down the west coast of the island and came across a sign for some caves.
We came to a small village where the locals would guide you round the caves for a couple hundred baht and supplied head torches etc.
So we set off with a man and his stick through the jungle to get to the caves.
The caves were really cool, except the first bit that was quite a tight squeeze. But we saw some bats and went down quite far into the hillside and saw an underground pool and what is a waterfall in the rainy season.
Note to everyone: Caving in flip flops is not easy!
Managed to come out all in one piece and trekked back through the jungle to the 'hogs'.
Kat had some more issues with turning round and managed to fall off her ped before she'd even gone anywhere.
Classic Wild Tuna action.
When she stopped swearing and the tour guy had stopped laughing, we set off again down the coast and stopped at a hilltop restaurant just in time for sunset.
As nice as this was, it did involve us trying to drive home in the dark, which was not so easy!
Stopped on the way back at a night market where a thai bloke tried to sell coop a fake diesel bag for 40 quid. We basically laughed until he went away.
Moved 'resorts' the following day to just up the road as it was 100 baht cheaper than the other place.
The wild tunas went back to tearing up the streets after that and just saw a bit more of the island.
Then when taking the bikes back, despite kat being the most rubbish rider of all time, claire ran straight into the fence outside the rental place and bent it. (photo in the album.) And excellent end to a very cocky day from claire telling us to hurry up!
Had a quiet start to the following day after all the excitement and spending of money on the previous day and just veged about.
Met a Kiwi couple called juddy (justin) and michelle who were at the end of their 18 month trip, this was their last stop before they headed home.
Went for a few beers, which ended up being a few buckets (of cocktail).
Claire and Michelle tried Sang Sum whiskey which apparently has halllucinagenic properties. We dunno about that but claire did deffinatley get a bit tipsey and decided to adopt some random stray dog which followed us all the way back to our room at 2pm, which Kat promptly stood on when she went out the room... Well if it will sleep on the doorstep!
Had a very exciting day yesterday, there was a big storm with thunder and lightening and torrential rain for like 5 hours and a tree fell on one of the huts at our resort, so we sent coop out in the rain to help them clear it.
There was quite a few blokes helping out, including Juddy whos an ex-rugby player, so a tad bigger than coop! But they managed to get the tree cleared pretty well and of course the only person out of all of them, incuding the thai guy who was sat on the broken roof, who got hurt, was ..... youve guessed it, coop.
A tree trunk fell on his foot, DONT PANIC COOPERS!, hes fine, got fussed around by a bunch of women for a while so he was quite happy, we think it was actually a cunning plan.
Once all the tree removal was done, Annie, the owner brought us all dinner to say thank you, so we had a free meal, wohoo!
We decided we might go into the fallen tree removal business to fund the rest of our trip.
Went down to a bar on the beach called Klapa Klum for a few drinkies with the kiwis again and, shock, ended up getting a bit tiddly... well... some of us got a bit tiddly, cooper had 2 beers and was hammered, and both coop and claire were sick before they got to bed. disgraceful!
Anywho, so thats where we're up to.
Spending the day recovering and getting thai massages today we think. Heading off to Koh Samui tomorrow as going over to the full moon party on Koh Phangan on monday, expect mayhem people!
Oh also, any of you poor folk who are reading this, can you just drop us a quick message so we know who you are, and more importantly, whos not reading it so we can shout at them.