Rising early the next day after an amazing night’s sleep, we headed out through a grove of rubber trees…
and sun-soaked paths…
towards the beach!
As our captain was a tad late, we went for a paddle in the sea and took a couple of snaps by the bar where we saw the fire show from the previous night!
Check out our sailing buddy trying to get our lunch onto the boat…
Suki had organized a private long-tail boat for us to go trawling and snorkeling for the day!
The best spot for sunbathing!
However it’s not wise to stay out there for long as the sun is at its peak between 12-1; so I popped back into the shade after a short sun-tanning sesh.
Plus our captain had lovingly prepared some fruit for us! 😀
While we enjoyed the sea breeze and took in the beauty of our surroundings; the fishing rod began reeling and Daniel took the first go!
Tuna is so shiny!
Just keep trawlin’
This time, it was Ry’s turn…
Our first two catches were quite close together, though it took quite a while to catch our next tuna, so we were pretty excited when we finally reeled it in! 😀
3 tunas before lunch, not bad!
We stopped for a spot of lunch and snorkelling in one of the most beautiful places that we’d even seen!
The water was so perfectly blue and clear!
It was amazing seeing tropical fish in their natural habitat!
Ry also took a couple of awesome underwater photos…
Watch out, sexy lady comin’ through! 😉
Snorkelling is rad!
All that floating around and tropical fish watching is tiring work.
So we resurfaced for some fresh tuna sashimi!
Our captain was quite the pro at cutting up the fish!
(Suki bought her own knife and chopping board; they don’t supply them on the boats.)
“Did someone say food?!”
I realize it doesn’t look very appetizing, but it was absolutely delicious!
I don’t usually like tuna sashimi, because I find the texture a little too mushy and the taste a little too fishy, but these were perfectly sweet and smooth!
We dipped it in some water to give it a bit of a clean, then slathered it in soy sauce and consumed!
The friendly people from the longboat parked next to us were intrigued by our fresh catch, so we shared some with them and they loved it too! A rather posh gent actually used the phrase “nutritious and delicious!”
Following our tuna-sashimi starter, we devoured our main of the classic Thai green curry!
After lunch, Ry and I swam over to the nearby beach. It’s postcard perfect; I promise I haven’t even tried to edit these!
That’s our boat on the right.
A little more wandering and snorkelling later, we popped back onto our boat for more trawling before returning back to land.
A day out at sea is tiring work 😉
When we arrived back on land in the early evening, Suki helped us organize some more activities for the following days and we just chilled out by the pool in our villas until dinner-time.
We polished off the rest of the tuna that we’d caught, along with some Eastern Thai delicacies!
A big thank you to Suki for organizing such an amazing first day on Koh Lanta and teaching us how to snorkel!
Happy Friday y’all! 😀