Another day, another island! My god our lives are hard.
Actually stayed put for a whole 6 days though this time, which is rare for us, but we decided we had to prepare ourselves for the full moon party as it was sure to be carnage...we were right.
We stayed on Lamai beach, which is just down from the main strip at chaweng beach, much less touristy but still plenty of ladyboys for coop to scope out. He still cant tell the difference between the real ladies and the ladyboys which doesnt bode well!
Nemo our friendly scot joined us here too so he can come to the party, the boat over was packed with younguns off to Koh phangan for the party so we were glad us olds were out of the way, dont want coop busting a hip now do we?!
Kat lucked out with the rooms though, we had 2 bungalows right on the beach for 3 quid 85 each a night, not to shabby huh!
Kat and claire went for a thai massage, the normal kind not the dodgy kind for boys, and claire enjoyed her first massage experience, first of many me thinks!
We spent a couple days on the beach trying to rid ourselves of white bits, or in coops case, get some brown bits, and then he completed the day by beaching himself on a piece of coral by his penis, highly amusing to the girls, but not so much for coop.
We decided it was time to get behind the wheel again so hired a jeep to bez round the island in, worryingly kat was the first to drive, but managed not to kill or mame a single person, pretty impressive, although nemo and coop did nearly fall off the back when the jeep decided it actually didnt like being a 4x4 and didnt want to go up the hill. It actually stopped entirely mid-hill and kat had to put the hill-start practise into good use.
After everyone found this halarious we stopped at a waterfall for a look, not particularly exciting, and definately not worth the terrifying experience of nemo nearly driving us off a cliff, kat gave a quiet ha! after the mockage of her driving.
We carried on up the mountain and went to a couple random places like the magical garden, which was a hill with lots of Buddha statues on, not as magical as we thought it would be!
We finally came across an elephant sanctury, which was closed, but had an 80m waterfall so Kat, coop and Nemo went for a hike up that while claire stayed at the bottom, she couldnt be arsed to climb up the side of a mountain again.
A random thai dude decided he was going to be our guide, which turned out to be a good thing because i think we would have got lost on our own. It was a really hard climb, proper hands and feet stuff, like trying to get up stairs when your little, but well worth it when we got to the top, there was a pool so we went for a dunk to cool off and found a timote'esque waterfall, hence the photos, although dont ask me why coop decided to lick the waterfall, that was just weird.
We climbed back down with the hands and feet technique, which boded well until Kat fell on her ass, class and grace of a cat she has!
Although rather ass then face, at least shes got some padding there (as claire keeps telling her), well whos laughing now?!
On our travels by jeep we also went to see the mummified monk, who apparently decided he wanted his body to symoblise hope and stuff after he was gone, although im not sure whether or not he asked for the fake ray bans he was wearing.
We drove round to see the big buddha on the other side of the island which was massive (obviously) and made friends with a monk who gave us all white bracelets, monks are well cool, they get to wear orange all day and are always dead happy, can you imagine our priests doing that, think back to your catholic priest at school kathy, then imagine him with a shaved head and wearing orange, no? ok.
We have also come up with a way for english churches to fund their roof projects, get people who visit to buy a tile like the buddhists do, genius plan! And a bit less school like then the great big thermometre on the wall that a 3 yr old colored in.
Anywho after this it was time for full moon party preperations, claire straightening her hair for 3 hours, nemo waxing his head, ya know, the usual.
Got over to the party about 11 and could not have been more different then when Kat went the first time, the whole beach was just massive bars with sound systems, although there were some pretty good beats going on, claire got down to the hard house, while kat and coop lived it up with the breaks, nemo did some amazing old man dancing to both, we were mighty impressed!
We finally left about 4.30am but had to wait 2 hours to get on the boat back, there were that many people.
Coop (to the shock and amusement of kat and claire) got a bit fiesty and almost had a fight for the honor of the girls. It was fricking halarious, like watching your mum have a fight.
Finally managed to get back at 7.30am so pretty much crashed out for the rest of the day, the boys didnt get up till 7pm! lazy sods.