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It's all sun (and wind) in Phuket



On a cool evening after a sunny day this week, my daughter read to me "The sun did not shine, it was too wet to play, so we sat in the house all that cold, cold wet day". From The Cat In The Hat... No chance of that weather here in Phuket!

No rain that I recall this week, only sun, blue skies and WIND, lots of wind, which has cooled off the days and given us some (relatively) cool nights when we could sleep without a fan. Exactly how cold I am not sure.. I think I need to buy myself a thermometer to hang in the garden.. But certainly low 20's Celcius, which is very chilly in these parts! Up in Chiang Mai it has been close to freezing at night this last week!

The strong wind helped to cool things off. Tonight (Sunday) the wind seems to have stopped. Good news for divers who have had a bouncy week on the seas. Today was much better out at sea, according to customers and instructors coming back to our shop this afternoon.

On Saturday we took lunch at the Uptown restaurant in Phuket town, opposite the Thavorn Grand Plaza hotel, near the bus station - a very popular local lunch spot. Phuket town has a lot of good eating and we do need to explore a bit more! After this we took a drive around... to Wat Vichit Sangkaram, a temple in the NE of town, and then up Monkey Hill.. saw some monkeys and a nice view from a half built restaurant.

Wat Vichit Sangkaram

Wat Vichit Sangkaram

(above) Wat Vichit Sangkaram in Phuket Town

View from Monkey Hill

(above) View from Khao To Sae (also known as Monkey Hill)

Forecast - yes, more sun and I hope less wind. See you in Phuket soon!


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