Still Climbing, Sweating and Swimming...I am mostly just going to publish some more pics with this post rather than write a lot. No Internet and spotty electricity where I am at in Tonsai so taking a rest day in Ao Nang to use the ATM, Internet and hopefully cool off a bit. Coffee in a place with AC fits the bill. Getting here from Tonsai is a 100 Baht, 15 minute ride via Long-Tail boat so not onerous at all.
During the day, I mostly sweat constantly just standing around, so you can imagine how hot it gets climbing up some of the very steep rock here - even in the shade. It's a good workout. The ocean is too hot to cool you off either, so the best you can do is stand under the shower in your bungalow. Of course there is no power during the day so you're in the dark with the cooler water running. I still can't get over how beautiful the beaches are here and every day I turn the corner in some new area and come across more magnificence. The color of the ocean is just incredible. Pictures can't do it justice at all.