At the beginning, we had to wait for the second boat, so we spread and the marsh was calm and quiet. Even the shy Great-Billed Herons and Fiddler crabs were observable.
Indeed, the first thing to do was washing the leeches off. To me, they are not as nasty as lots of flys or moskitos would have been. But I only had 6 or 8 of them in my sandals, others had more. But David took the top. When he went into the water, it turned red from his blood. He was clearly fooling the sharks from all around which would rush to such a promising smell in the water.
We went off for a 2 hours walk. If anyone had told us before, it would turn out to be some 6 hours, we certainly had taken different shoes. Or, more likely, we would not have done it at all.
But in fact with the good end, it was a really nice walk in pleasant climate without nasty insects. The only concern was indeed the uncertain way of spending the night.
Clockwise from top left: Jo, Tiger, Ted, Liz, Ina, David. Not on picture: Claire, Sue, Aung and Ye.
Home Ranong Kawthaung The islands Moken people Settlements Boats Fishing vessels School Butterflies Sea life Ashore Aboard in the water Under water Visits ashore River No. 1 The jungle walk Beach barbeque holiday beach School and Monastry Palua Tone-Tone Last lunch Kawthaung pagoda Sightseeing in Kawthaung Ship by Liz by Jo by Emma by Ina mail