After nine 2+ hour training sessions in 4.5 days, I needed a break. I decided to walk from the gym at Rawai Beach up to Promthep Cape which is the southern most point on Phuket Island. I had wanted to go yesterday, but the rain never let up. The weather this afternoon looked ominous, but I was determined. I put on my swim trunks, put my wallet and camera in a ziplock, and headed out. It was about a 2.5 km walk to the cape, and the rain held out for a few hours, though it was quite windy. Promthep Cape was beautiful, and I hiked down to the rocky point and had it all to myself. It was very peaceful and I just sat out there for a couple hours and relaxed.
After awhile it started to rain and looked like it was going to get pretty dicey, so I started back up the trail. On the way back up I noticed this cool little cove that reminded me of Pirate's Cove near San Francisco. While checking it out, I totally noticed some soi dogs in the cove. There were no signs of people anywhere, and I'm not sure how the dogs got there. If it wasn't about to monsoon, I totally would have found a way down there and checked it out. Maybe Sunday morning I will. I want to find out what these cove dogs are up to.
I got drenched on the 2.5 km walk home, and about an hour after I got back the rain became a full fledged raging storm. See the video below. There is also a picture of the longtail boat that Linda and I took to Coral Island.
|Longtail boat to Coral Island.|
|View of Nongnapat Muay Thai Gym from the boat.|
|Storm clouds over Promthep.|
|Path down to the rocky point of Promthep Cape.|
|Another Shot of the path to the point.|
|Self-timer action. The wind was so strong it blew me off balance.|
|View from where I sat watching the waves crash.|
|View of Ko Kaeo Yai.|
|Zoomed out view of the isolated cove with the cove dogs.|
|Cove dogs taking shelter from the rain.|
|Future (maybe current) plague dog.|