Porridge and rain

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As a beach should be

The last two to three days have been spent in a very lazy manner indeed.  Our little restaurant by the sea is very good, and Emma has discovered that not only is there porridge and fruit on the menu at breakfast but that it actually tastes like the real thing.  So often in Asia, restaurants offer western food that doesn't always taste as it should.  So after a hearty breakfast we have been lounging on the beach, catching up on our reading, and when we get too hot (about every half an hour) we go for a swim.  It's a very peaceful place, not only because it's one of the less developed islands, but also because people mainly come here to dive, so they are all out at sea during the day. 

This afternoon we decided to go and enrol on a diving course ready to start tomorrow.  When we got there, we were duly signed up, but were asked if we could actually do some of the theory today so that we could then squash the rest of the course into the next 3 days.  So we found ourselves with a diving manual, a pen, and watching the first three chapters on a DVD.  We must be mad swapping the beach for this, and to make matters worse, we then during the evening had to write lots of answers to questions in the manual. 

By the way, we shouldn't tell you all this really, but it's been raining today.  It now feels as though we are in the Lake District and not on an idyllic island in Thailand.

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As a beach should be
As a beach should be
Koh Tao
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