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We've had some fun since the last blog!!!
There's been drunken nights, beating up bathrooms, snorkelling trips to dream for, crazy french dudes, the lot!!!
We got to Langkawi in what seemed a matter of seconds, no sooner had we taken off than we were heading back down for landing, I don't even think the drinks trolley made it to the front of the plane...un luck eye!!!We stayed the night at Gecko lodge ( thanks guys for booking that for us ), just off Cenang beach and were there by 3 so had time for a stroll along the beach, and a few changs at a broken down cazza along there before seeing a pretty good sunset. We ate a meal that reminded us why we didn't really rate Malaysian food ( bland, not spicy and boring) and made a trip to the Duty free shop to purchase some essentials - voddie, snoutage and rum - for our Lipe jaunt the next day then crashed out.
Next day we're up bright and early, full of beans and raring to go and we're waiting for our taxi at 8.30 to take us to the jetty to catch the speedboat ( yes , no ferry for us this time we've gone up in the world!!! We come from KL baby!!!) to Lipe to meet up with Jenna and Dan. No dramas on the speedo and we're whooshed over to the island in under an hour where to make up for the spped of our trip they keep us waiting at immigration for an hour and a half!!!! We scoot round to the other side of the island and sure enough J and D have come up trumps again and scored us both ( Ria and I and J and D, not Ria and Me !!!!) a hut each at Varins HONK HONK PARP PARP SUN SEA SANGERS POOP POOP!!!!! The next couple of hours are spent catching both waves and rays before the sun decides to have a day off and give us the chance to catch up, drink some booze and have the first practise of our new band.
The next day, after a bit of a lie in, we're in the sea, snorkelling amongst millions of amazing fish again......paradise.......and just the way to knock the cobwebs away, so combined with lying on the beach , eating fantastic noodle soup for lunch and green curry for tea, thats our life for the next couple of days!!!!
Day three and we're on the move again, only a couple of hundred metres down the beach, but the winds picked up and we need a slightly more sheltered house....Coco huts fits the bill and two huts are secured, a small 350 baht hut for us and a 750 baht hut for D and J who aren't quite as used to dirt as the two of us Windybum vets!!!! PARP PARP !!!! More band practice later in the day, but first, after dragging the bags that far down the beach it's time to have a bit of a lie down in the sun and a dip in the sea, and just for good measure we arrange a snorkelling trip for the next day, starting 9.
At first BIG BOSS MAN , who aptly is in charge of Coco ,says we have to pay for the sink even though it was an accident and obviously not attached to the wall properly , we argue and by the time we see him again next doors sink has also fallen off the wall , so along with the sinks we're also off the hook!!!!!!!
Next day we're up even before the sparrows have thought about farting, and in the village buying heaps of fried chicken and sticky rice, fruit and water for the snork trip. Our longtail turns up on time and the next 7 hours are filled with some of the best snorkelling available on the planet, nemo's, big purple fish, zebras, parrots, ugly fish, beautiful fish, huge corals of all colours, giant clams, lontoms ( mini sword fish ) and all sorts of amazing marine life are layed out in front of us - we even found nemo's distant cousin, a black version, an almost complete opposite to nemo , where he's orange this dude was black but they had the same white stripes, and nemos cousin had orange strips where Nemo has black, altogether a weird combo.
It's abit of a mad one that night too,( we're all abit de-high so obviously need to take in some fluids ) with a fair bit more sangers and Jack disappearing but after the night before we stay clear of bathrooms!!!! About 10.30 we decide to play Mika on the Pod-i and re-enact Ria and Dans appearance through the doors at the wedding, so we're taking photos and re living memories when Frnchie makes his re appearance, like a bat out of hell he sprints across the courtyard spitting fury ( and flem probably) at us , swearing, and being a right old twat, this goes on for a couple of minutes before he utters the memorable line ...'Do you want a fight???????' (obviously in a far more Gallic accent ).
After that we only had another day on Lipe and we spent it lazing around, snorking it up and having a nice relaxing time, then it was onto the speed boat , destination Langkawi for one night before heading back to KL.
Lipe was amazing............ again, can't wait to come back in February again........just got to stay away from sinks ........oh and weird French dudes!!!!!!!!!!!!