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The April heat continues



So far I have measured 80mm of rainfall in April, with just a couple of days to go. Not the driest on record, but the average is 150mm so it's been considerably drier than normal, and it's been HOT. The heat made us a bit lazy earlier this week. We had planned a day out to Koh Yao Noi on Saturday, but postponed until the next day. Made an effort to get up and out. It was another hot day - we took a speedboat from Phuket to Koh Yao Noi and rented a couple of mopeds. More about our day :

Koh Yao Noi day trip on mopeds

East coast of Koh Yao Noi

Moped on Koh Yao Noi

And then next day (25th) we drove from Phuket to Khao Sok National Park, about a 3 hour drive via Khao Lak. We stayed a night at the Cliff and River Jungle Resort where we have stayed a couple of times before. And of course the weather was HOT... and there were only a few people at the resort. Great place to relax for a day or two.

Room at Cliff and River Resort, Khao Sok

That's our room at the Cliff and River. And here's the boy having fun at the pool :)

Pool at Cliff and River Resort, Khao Sok

From Khao Sok we detoured on the way home to Sri Phang Nga National Park which is between Takua Pa and Kuraburi. We'd not been before but heard of waterfalls and pools full of fish in which you can swim. We'll be back! Weather was great again, ideal for paddling in a cool river. The waterfall below is Tamnang Waterfall, only a half kilometer walk.

Tamnang Waterfall at Sri Phang Nga National Park

There are other falls 2 - 3km from the nearest carpark. Lovely place and again, only a few visitors. And the fish! The pools and river are full of fish, and of course some people are selling bags of fish food at 20 Baht a pop. Throw the food around your legs to get up close and personal :)

With the fish at Sri Phang Nga National Park

The last 2 days - HOT and more hot, we've been lazy again except for a couple of walks at Bang Wad Reservoir which is Phuket's largest reservoir and a popular recreation area. And we've been getting ready for the new school year which starts in just over a week, buying new clothes and shoes for kids who seem to have grown very fast over the last 2 months during the school summer holidays! And for me - back to work tomorrow at Sunrise Divers!

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This Phuket Weather blog entry was first published on April 28, 2011



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