|Garden Orb-weaver, Argiope Anasuja|
We re-joined the boat and continued our cruise.
|There was nothing to photograph in the darkness, so here is another picture from the cave we walked through|
|Bloodied but unbowed - and in need of a cup of tea|
Update May 2016 - I now know I gained a few (more) permanent scars to my left leg
Coping with a flapping sandal required care and I soon
discovered a cut on the sole of my foot which made walking painful, but I persevered. We
strolled through the harvested rice fields and past stands of cassava (tapioca),
an important crop locally.
|Typical Lao village house|
The boatman was adamant that I would not get out at the shallow section by the entrance. Lynne and Phim stood in the water on the rock shelf while he backed up, opened the throttle and charged at the obstruction. With a frightening scraping noise we bounced over. I was surprised by the quantity of water in the bottom of the canoe as our bouncing sent it rolling from one end to the other like a mini tsunami.
|We are paddled back across the pool|
|Back at the auberge|
The slightly dilapidated guides and drivers accommodation
Thailand and Laos
Part 1: Bangkok and the Train North
Part 3: Across Isan to the Lao Border
Part 14: Following the Mae Klong to Samut Songkhram and the Gulf of Thailand
Part 15: Cha Am and the Thai Way of Beach