Friday, 15 December 2017
John Grey Sea Kayaking
John Grey's 'Hong by Starlight' tour has to be the most memorable experience to take home from Phuket and, by reading Mackay's book, I am able to understand that these formations are remnants of the world's biggest coral reef stretching some 3,000 miles north-eastwards through Vietnam and into China before sea levels dropped and the reef became exposed and the corals changed to limestone. Erosion of the limestone by weathering and sea action gives the green colouring to the sea in the Phang Gna and Chalong Bay area.
Here's Faith in her Kayak. For those not so confident in a Kayak, a Thai guide will be with you at all times.
Apart from the actual Kayaking the food aboard the 'Mother Ship' is superb but, as always, it is the way the crew treat the customers that makes this such a special treat. The Thai crew are very aware of this special world into which they are taking you; they are proud of it and keen to preserve it. Guests will be encouraged to respect the environment into which they are exploring and the 'pre-launch' talks are very informative and well presented. To me, it seems nuts to come to such a special part of the world and not experience this trip. It is NOT cheap at about £90 due the collapse in the value of our British Pound over the past 3 years....but THIS is the one excursion not to miss out on.
And now the best part of the trip begins...the Hong by Starlight ....and this is when the experience becomes locked into an Individual's memory....personalised and special.