Koh Phayam – Again

In early January 2017 I traveled to Koh Phayam again. It was still one of my favorite obscure islands in Thailand, and it hadn’t changed much in the intervening nine months. I took the night bus from Bangkok’s Southern Bus Station; 470 Baht to Ranong. It arrived about 5:00am in a pouring rain! WTF? It had been sunny the day I left BKK. The rain was down to a drizzle as I waited for the jet boat at the Ranong Pier.

 

No cars allowed and I stayed at PP Land once more. It’s quite isolated, even by Koh Phayam standards, and I appreciated it even more after I had a chance to see the more populated beaches.

Koh Phayam

Koh Phayam

January is usually the dry season in Thailand, and the best time of year to visit the islands. Alas, this year a major storm went by, causing cloudy weather, storms and rain for most of the time I was there. There were a few days of merely cloudy weather. The first of which I used to wander around the area near PP Land.

A few days later the rain stopped again, and I was actually glad that the day was cloudy, since I went for a long hike halfway around the island and it would have been a hot and sweaty trip if the tropical sun had been burning down on me. As it was, stopping for the home-made Vegan coconut ice cream on my way back was an unexpected treat.

When I got back to PP Land, I saw a cat on a cat and had to take one final photo.

Cat on a Cat

Cat on a Cat

 

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