Day 14-16: Ao Nang & Bamboo Island

Arrived in Ao Nang, Krabi around midday. Elai and I headed to the beach for afternoon to get our tan on. After a walk down the beach we ended up discovering our own private little cove with just two lawn chairs. It may or may not have been on the grounds of a private resort but hey, what they don’t know won’t hurt them.




We got up bright and early the next morning to get a WOD in on the beach before leaving for camping. We completed 5 rounds of: 30m run through the ocean at knee height, 20m partner wheelbarrow, and 10 partner squats. Was a toughie but being on the beach makes time go faster!

We headed out for the day on our long tail boat for a four islands tour before reaching our camping destination. We made stops at Railay Island, Oda Island, and Tup Island.


We then made our way to Bamboo Island where we would camp overnight. We had been warned that the ride could be rough and the overnight trip was in danger of being cancelled due to bad weather, given we were traveling in an ancient looking long-tail boat. I sat near the front of the boat–the equivalent of sitting in the splash zone at a Sea World show–as we made our way through very rough waters. Despite my track record of sea sickness, I kept it in my stomach. Two on our boat were not so lucky.

We had never been so happy to be on land once we arrived. Once we settled in we set off for a walk around the whole island that took about 30 minutes. When we woke up the next morning we got to enjoy the whole beach to ourselves–pretty sweet!



We returned to Ao Nang by long tail boat and spent the afternoon soaking up the blazing heat on the beach. At the end of the day my friend Tessa and I went for a walk, met some monkeys, and made our way to another one of Ao Nang’s nicest beaches!



While in Ao Nang I ran into two people I know from home! My moms friend Libby and a guy I went to high school with. It’s a small world after all.


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