Our next stop
was Cape Panwa on the mainland of the Krabi Coast. The weather had started to
deterioriate because we were just coming into the "wet season". Despite
this we were able to take advantage of a few hours of sun every day. The high spot
of these five days was the trip to the "sea caves" which honeycomb the islands
on this coastline.
tour guides. All these boys were wonderful, particularly our own paddler, Billy who
had a tremendous sense of humour. The tour leader was Art, who was not only a lot of
fun but extremely knowledgeable and caring of the fragile environment.
Island. One of the stops on the Sea Caves tour. This tour took in the Bat
Cave, the Oyster Shell Cave, the Mangrove Cave and Hong Island.
of the caves we visited were only accessible during low tide and you had to lay down in
the canoe to get into them. The water was so clear that you sometimes had the
impression that you were suspended in space.
is definitely NOT a trip for anyone suffering from claustrophobia.
anyone is a fan of the James Bond movies they will probably recognise this scene. It
was the location for some of the action shots from the movie "The Man with the Golden