Friday, October 17, 2008

Day 28 At Sea




Today was a day of extremes…. This morning it was extremely hot and sunny and then quickly went to extremely wet and rainy. I sat there for a while accompanied by a bird who appeared lost at sea…. As the weather soured, I started the process of potentially doing another very long voyage in 2009-2010, possibly over 200 days. There is a lot of work to do before this becomes a reality. First and foremost the price has to be right. The recent downturn in the markets makes it a bit more of a challenge. Tomorrow starts a much awaited trip. I’m finally getting to Thailand. I was supposed to come here and work back in the 70s but last minute changes sent me to Greece instead. I will be doing an independent 2 day tour of the area and really am excited. I hope the weather will cooperate, thunder showers may be in the offing…. Here is and outline for my trip:
18OCT - Pick up cruise pier this morning at 8.30am. Visit the Grand Palace with Emerald Buddha and Wat Po (Reclining Buddha). Then visit the Wat Trimitr Golden Buddha. After a local lunch, enjoy boat ride through Klongs with visit to Wat Arun (Temple of dawn). Visit the Royal Barges Museum and enjoy a walk through the flower market before the last visit at the Golden Mountain
19OCT - Visit Damnoen Saduak floating market and by longtail boat, visit the River Kwai Bridge, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Transfer to the cruise pier departing Bangkok at 6.00PM
I just wish some of my Thai friends were here to share my visit to their country…. I will update the blog when possible…..

2 comments:

whitey said...

Wow 2 interesting bird shots.
And at least you did not kill the bird so some will be happy!

Ron and Glenda said...

cannot wait to join you on world cruise in january. loved whitey's comment and have even heard from rudy and michelle about the rude comments. love the pics and see you soon.