For this morning’s ride, I headed south to explore the fishing communities on the tip of Phang Nga, and across the Sarasin Bridge, the northern part of Phuket island. Today’s ride reminded me why I enjoy cycle touring so much: a chance to meet people, see things, and go places which motorized transport just doesn’t foster. Though I have been traveling to this part of Thailand regularly for years, it was all a fresh experience. The past couple days I’ve felt more like tourist rather than cyclist, but this weekend I’m looking forward to some heavy duty riding.
Squid fishing is big here. At night from my place you can see the many squid boats out on the water, fully illuminated to attract the squid. Over the years I have noticed fewer fishing boats out at night.
I also befriended some student monks this morning. They were friendly; their German Shepherd less so.