A bit of advanture & a little of royal moment
Surin Island Travel Blog› entry 2 of 2 › view all entries
March 15th, 2002 – by: siamesekiwi
My friend and I got an empty plastic container from the boat crew for buoyancy. I was very excited with the picture of the multi-colour corals…that was amazing. When I looked up on the surface of the sea I couldn’t find him around me. He was on the shore which was about 500 metre away from the boat.
Even seeing him from a distance I could see something was wrong, so I decided to follow him there. Swimming alone was something I wish I wouldn’t do again, with my legs and feet hanging down in the deep blue sea letting my mind imagine of some creepy marine creature. While I was swimming, my leg hit some unexpected object with a soft texture. I held my breath for a second and forced myself to look down into the sea. Fortunately my leg had just brushed some seaweed, so I continued swimming until I reached the beach where he was.
He was lying down with his eyes closed, breathing deep and hard. I grabbed his hand and found out that he had just thrown up. Now he’s got no strength to get back to the boat.
I told him we had to go. I wasn’t a good swimmer and I couldn’t carry him away with me.
I was a bit surprised with what happened with him. He told me it was just some “sea sickness”. Having no breakfast, traveling too early, and being in the boat made him sick. That made sense to me but tell you what I was fooled by his reason.
After being together years later, I found out later that it wasn’t about the sea. Up until now, he still gets “sea sickness” if he has to wake up before 10 AM…even we live so far away from Wellington’s shore….lol
Anyway, after that trip we were both famished as we burned so much energy.
Life on the island wasn’t as boring as the food though. We enjoyed immersing ourselves in the clean green sea. We found the place at the shallow part of the sea very fascinating. There’s a shade from the tree covering the area we sat in the sea. We watched the little fish swimming around us as if they were marching in the parade.
Nighttime in Surin was absolutely peaceful. Although the quantity of the stars weren’t as much as the sand we lied on, they were enough to dress up the dark sky like a giant crown of the Queen.
The first thing woke us up in the morning wasn’t the sun. It was the troop. More than 20 of them walked on us with no mercy. Fortunately, they didn’t bite us. The troop of ants came from my sweets in the bag. Thanks to them, we were lucky enough to catch the first ray of the day. Listening to the wave washed out the beach made me want to be a lazy queen (of ants!) all day.
Too bad we didn’t take many photos of the place; we thought that one day we might come back. Tsunami had hit Surin Island so badly in December 2005. It will never be the same again…
This is the lesson I have learned and always tell people I know to take lots of photos when they travel. Although the memory is always with us, showing is always far better than telling.
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