Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Day 71 At Sea











This morning started out as a continuation of the recent monsoons but then the sun popped and it was cookin’…… What a fabulous day!! Tonight is St Patricks Day party and formal night. It should be pretty lively. I may have an extra diet coke. Actually, I have an early go it the morning. I want to be out just before sunrise as we sail into Phuket, Thailand. I will be on a very long tourtomorrow. I hope the weather forcast of thundershowers turns out to be wrong. Here is a description of tomorrow’s tour: Phang Nga Bay
The unparalleled scenery of Phang Nga bay defies description. The dramatic ochre and amber-hued limestone outcrops contrast vividly with the starling blue of the ocean. Your sightseeing will begin with a journey north, where you will cross to the mainland over the Sarasin Bridge. Soon you'll reach spectacular Phang Nga Bay and board a boat to cruise through this picture-perfect waterway. Your boat also passes Khao Ping Gun (James Bond Island), where the movie The Man with the Golden Gun, was filmed in 1974. Tidal conditions permitting, a stop will be made at Koh Panyi water village, where 400 houses are built on stilts and are connected by wooden walkways. A buffet lunch will be served at the Phang Nga Bay Resort, which overlooks the nearby mangrove forest and towering hills. Afterwards, you will visit Wat Tham Suwan Kuha, a cave temple that dates back over 200 years. Numerous Buddha statues, standing, reclining or seated are here for you to view. On the way back to the ship, there will be time to shop at a local handicraft center.

5 comments:

W CUBED said...

HEY JEFF,

HAPPY ST. PAT'S DAY TO YOU...CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE PICS OF ST. PAT'S FORMAL ATTIRE!!!

RE THE PREVIOUS DAYS POST...I TOO WAS TAKEN ABACK....IS THAT REALLY 'TAN MAN' IN BIG BOY PANTS...LOL

KEEP UP YOUR GREAT BLOG...

W CUBED

klp said...

Hello-
Came to your blog via cruise critic. We have been enjoying your pictures and comments. We did not even realize these cruises existed until reading about them here! Thanks for continuing your blog in the face of difficult internet!
kristy

Jeff Farschman said...

Actually the pants were just below the knee.... I avoid long pants at all costs.

Holly said...

I'm now trying to picture you in a tux jacket and shirt with shorts and sandals. Interesting visual.

Nikki said...

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