The view from my lounger, all blue sky!
Here's our day:
Relaxed on our loungers, got just a little sunburn.
Read our books
When we got too hot we dipped in the ocean or the pool.
We snoozed a bit, too:
Repeat about 6 times, and there's our day!
For lunch today we just popped across the street and had a quick bite at a tiny hole in the wall place.
We started with a delicious squid salad, it was the best we've had, the squid was melt-in-your-mouth tender and fresh. The dressing is a very light rice wine vinegar base; sweet, tart and just a little spicy. Notice the pretty tomato "rose":
David had a panang curry with chicken. They put very thinly sliced lemon grass on the top, and when you chew it, it just zings in your mouth! I'm going to remember that trick for home cooking!
I had a veggie and pork stir fry, the veggies were done just right, still crisp.
After our quick bite to eat, we went back to the pool and relaxed for the rest of the afternoon.
We took a walk on the beach, and I found some pretty shells.
About 5pm we decided we'd had enough sun for one day, so we quickly showered and changed. We walked up the street, and we were happy to see that our neighborhood street market was going strong.
We sat down for a couple of cold drinks, the usual beer for David and a mojito for me. Happy hour mojitos are 50 baht--or less than $2.00 each. The mint makes them a very refreshing hot weather drink, and I always eat those yummy leaves--so I'm sure it counts as a serving of healthy greens! I can rationalize anything!
While we sere enjoying our cold drinks, a sweet lady selling baskets came along. She was very thorough in showing us each one, so of course, we're bringing one home with us. We are so easy!
We walked through the market, it seemed to be mostly clothing tonight, so not too interesting to us. We had a couple of snacks, of course a couple of squid-on-a-sticks were in order, and we also had a nice fresh vegetable roll. We like them so much better than the fried ones. This one was very good, and came with a h-o-t sauce!
We also tried longkong, which grows on a tree in a grape-like cluster, and each is the size of a huge grape. The tough tan outer layer is peeled away, inside is a soft jelly like fruit that is very sweet.
We left the market, and slowly walked up the street, enjoying the scene and looking at menus along the way. Before we knew it, we were in Central Chaweng, the next beach up! We'd walked quite a distance, and our feet were tired, so we sat down at a little sidewalk bar and had a cold drink--this time just a diet coke. We relaxed and "people watched" for quite a awhile, then decided we'd look for a place for a quick supper.
This stretch of the beach road is very touristy, and we passed up most of the restaurants serving ribs, hamburgers etc. We wandered down a side alley, and found a tiny place with about 4 tables, much more to our liking. David ordered a Thai beef salad, which came with pork instead of beef! I had a very good kale and pork stir fry with rice. Add a bottle of water and diet coke, and we are out a big $7.00!
By now we were feeling pretty tired from our big day of sun and relaxation, so we hitched a ride in a songthaew back to our hotel.
We are really enjoying our time on Koh Samui, now that the weather has improved. We have two more days to lay in the sun and work on our tans, then we're off to Bangkok for four days before we fly home.
It's been a wonderful trip!