|The bay on Koh Racha|
Getting to the Island
|How we Arrived|
Days on the Island
Depending on the season, the waters in the bay will be a calm or choppy. This month of August, strong waves rolled in synch with seasonal winds that blew onshore. Snorkeling is not possible without smacking into rock formations or guzzling down salt water. But it offered a chance for many to try mini surfing, boards rented out again by independent operators who built an unsightly shack in the middle of the otherwise un-spoilt shorelines. Staff of the resort told me, during year end this part of the island will be flat calm as the wind blows on the other side of Koh Racha. However, during those good times, The Racha will have to move her floating jetty over. The jetty then becomes a platform for the day trippers to beach as well, the bay will an infestation of moored boats. Snorkeling could mean smacking into hulls of boats and guzzling down diesel fumes if you venture out carelessly.
|Floating in the Bay|
The Ongoing Battle
|The Chinese have Came|
In tune truly with nature, fortunately no concrete jetty was erected on the island as permanent eyesores breaking the curvature of her bays. The only way for The Racha to get her guests on shore was the use of The Racha's floating jetty which I mentioned. Unfortunately, this means sharing the only way of getting on and offshore with the public. This could be quite a nasty landing experience for some if our arrival and departure coincides with the hours when the day trippers arrive and leave. Most of the marauding invaders were likely never educated on Archimedes Principle of Flotation and moral education during their deprived childhood. They did not make way for us trying to do our best from falling into the water with our bags and cameras on the unstable platform. Two of those idiots actually ran and stomped on the jetty in our opposite direction brushing rudely across and beside us in a hurry, throwing us almost off balance.
|The Main Pool|
|Club Del Mare|
|Waters so Clear|
I'll be Back
See here for full photo set under The Racha Experiece 2013.
|The waves are string in August|
|Shack where boards are Rented Out|
|Abandoned for Now|
|The Rain Came|
|Day Trippers Came in These|
|Day Trippers Marching to Beach|
|The Bay from a Hill|
|So Wide, So White|
|Strolling When there are no Day Trippers|
|Day Trippers mixed with Hotel Guest|