Monday, January 5, 2009

in Phi Phi

While you were sleeping last night, we arrived at the Phi Phi Islands.  The weather is approximately perfect... sunny and mid-80's with light breeze.  Our coral reef conservation program is being conducted in cooperation with Andrew Hewett and the Adventure Club on Phi Phi.  We had a 2:00 briefing and orientation at the dive shop today.  Andrew laid out the plans for the next 9 days and I can tell you that the students are all very excited to get started.... started tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m.  One of the students commented that she was pleased that we could "sleep in" for a change.  Phi Phi Island is one of those few wonderful places in which there are no motorized vehicles, except boats coming to and from the island.... only foot traffic and a few bicycles.  There are quite a few European and Australian tourists here.  I think we are about the only Americans that come here.... pity...  sooo much better and far less expensive than Hawaii for an exotic tropical vacation.  

I am trying to figure out how to post photos to this blog, but I have not been successful yet. The Add Image option appears to work, but the request times out before it finishes... and I've downsized the photos only 300 KB.   I need some advice.

Ajarn Bob

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