Just amazing.

A boat ride out into the mud flats, mangroves and shallows of the Gulf of Thailand. was one of the highlights of our trip to Bangkok.

It a huge expanse of water fringed by river  fingers of mangroves. Monkeys live in the leafy green hosts of the trees, they dig for cockles and crabs and love the bananas and fruit given to them by locals and tourists.
The  glass like water extends to as far as you can see. 
Poles with pale blue flags of sheer fabric dictate the boundaries of a cockle farmers plot. Yes, they own the water.
Its surreal in a way, as you can see by this photo it was overcast and a little grey and the horizon blended with the ocean.
Buildings, old and new rise from the ocean and it looks bizarre to see so many houses out in bare ocean. They are not lived in houses,  but are there for the plot owners to keep a watch on their valuable bounty overnight.
I would love to sleep out there… can you imagine how beautiful it would be at sunset and sunrise.?

As for the Monkeys… well I guess I will let the video tell the story.
Armed with two huge bags of mangoes and bananas we took off down into the mangroves and this was the result.
Then lunch in one of the houses on stilts… it just doesn’t get any better than that.

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  1. Mary says:

    Your pictures and videos are amazing. My husband and I watched the one last night about the maket set up on the train tracks – just amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your travels with us – I would have never believed it was possible if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes – through your eyes and video and pictures.
    I just watched The Quilt Show you did a few years ago on their first series – you were, and are wonderful!
    Thank you,

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