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Forecast was wrong - Sunny weekend

Looks like the bad weather over the Indian ocean all boiled away. More bad weather was predicted for the end of the week and weekend, and while on the latest satellite picture there is some cloud to the west, it's sunny again today (OK, there was a little rain this morning).

Thursday and Friday were both sunny, warm days, though the wind is still westerly so the beaches are not calm yet. But for sure things are changing now. Might yet be some more rain in the next couple of weeks, but then it'll be high season. There was a lovely sunset at Karon Beach on Friday - I was glad I decided to take the beach road home...

Local kids play on Karon beach, 21st September

Karon Beach sunset, 21st September

On Saturday - hurrah! Sun! No need to go shopping this weekend! We headed north to Bang Pae waterfall and the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, then took a little drive around this area. I wanted some lunch at Bang Rong (a floating restaurant in the mangroves), but it was was closed for Ramadan. We headed to Po Bay which is lovely, though starting to get some modern development - new houses and hotels. Much of the north of Phuket is quiet and unspoiled and worth a drive around the back roads. You get some great views - I think the photo below shows just how green this area is.

View from hills near Bang Pae Waterfall

Later we had a drive up Rang Hill in Phuket Town where you have views over parts of the town and across to Chalong Bay, Cape Panwa and more. It's a popular hangout for people in the evenings.

A romatic moment on Rang Hill

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