Chapter 3: The beauty of blue pool
14 June 2014
Last breakfast here! The breakfast yesterday was so good that we looked forward to breakfast. Of course, we have nothing better to do but eat and sleep here. Lol.
I really love the fruits and muesli combination. I hope to try it when I am back home!
We are leaving at 12 pm today and looks like the waves are not that kind to us. High tide and big waves.
Looking at the waves, I am slightly nervous! We can’t help but monitor the waves for the past few hours. I am slightly confident that it will be better than when we arrived since we know what to expect, but still, a part of me still wished it was low tide and that the waves were not so huge.
High tide. Whyyyy.
Look at the big waves and how the staffs calmly walked on the buoy bridge. Perhaps the staffs here are used to it, they have been truly amazing.
Saying goodbye to the greenery. Its has been cooling to the eyes especially for us who live in the city of concrete.
Trying to psyh ourselves up before the boat ride. Hahaha.
The three of us were the last to board the boat. I was actually the last one and the staff who accompanied me did not hold me so I wrapped my arms around his right arm as tightly as possible. Yes. Shamelessly.
As we walked on the bridge of terror, both my hands were around his arms. Thankfully he is big and muscular because there was no way I would accept a skinny guy as my companion and shield on this bridge of terror. Since we were facing the sea, we could see when a huge wave is approaching. The ritual is to stop walking whenever a huge wave is coming and so that was what we did. Even though the staffs were calm and assuring, there was tinge of panic in me, I can’t help but be paranoid under such circumstances.
As we approached the boat, the staffs actually formed a line on both sides, creating a human fort and allowing the passengers to get onto the boat by going in between these two human forts like a passageway.
I can understand why they did that, so that in case any of the passengers slip and fell, they would fall onto the staffs instead of into the sea.
Anyway since I was the last one to board the boat, there was no more space inside so I had to stay outside in the open air, not really my favourite thing to do because the waves were still so big and the boats were swaying side to side vigorously. I had no choice but to hold onto the metal ladder with all my might.
I really think if I let go, I would slip right into the sea too. That was how I really felt.
After 25 minutes of this ride, we arrived near the jetty where the waters are calmer. By this time, my hands were already aching. I have never held on a guy and a ladder so tightly in my whole life!
I think we were all more than relieved when we arrived on mainland Krabi- still alive and well!
Quickly got ourselves transported to our new resort and this was the view that welcomed us.
Very nice pool and we definitely felt much safer here. No big waves and no monkeys. Lol.
After a few minutes of rest, we decided to venture out. Spotted this sign in case of emergency. Do not take these signs for granted.
Since this is our last day here, we decided to visit Emerald Pool! This is the vehicle they called ‘car’.
I was excited because it was a different experience from riding in a normal car.
The journey there took one hour.
Saw this lorry full of durians during red light and I felt like picking one out hahaha.
We are here!
Actually its a long walk before we can finally see the Emerald Pool.
When we entered, the kids were swimming so happily in the clear waters!
It was a long walk! People were actually walking out and here we are trying to enter. I actually love a hike like this in nature. With the right shoes of course.
My two partners were exhausted. Our day has been pretty exciting so far. Lol.
We are near! Blue water spotted!
We are finally here!
This place is slippery. I remember slipping and falling down twice the last time I was here! Everyone was swimming happily but we were not in the right attire to swim.
A part of me wanted to push them into the water but I think I was in a kind mood. Lol.
Bon suggested we go see the blue pool. I had no idea that there was blue pool further in because I did not visit it the last time I was here. So she lead the way there and I was happy to see concrete path.
Again, there were not many people around, just us so we could do these silly poses.
The view, nature untouched. I like.
However, the concrete pathway did not last. We had to go through the slippery and muddy forest to get to our destination.
Finally here! There was no one around except a thai couple who was busy taking selfies. We were not allowed to swim here and there was a big sign that says ‘no swimming’.
So beautiful. I was truly fascinated by the blue pool. There must be a reason why swimming was not allowed here.
We saw a guy washing his face with the water? I thought the water is not safe? I went closer to the blue pool for these photos and saw that there were insects in the pool.
I think we were in perfect colours for our trip here!
Last picture before leaving. The walk in was not easy and exhausting so walking out the same way would be the same.
Spot the shrine!
After a long walk back, we finally arrived at the spot we saw the kids swimming happily!
So we ditched our footwear……………
and went into the water! It was cold and nice!!
Wish we can stay longer but it was getting dark!
We took the time to buy some snacks at the street stalls since it was all halal and slowly walked back to our car.
Dinner for the hungry us. We did not have lunch and the long hike really made us hungry. Seafood restaurant by the beach.
Look! Its low tide!
People could actually walked so far into the sea…..and they would still be on sand.
We were hoping to catch the sunset but again we failed. The sun must really be shy.
Nevertheless, the seafood dinner was delicious! The prawns were so fresh!!
Plus it was cheap too! The restaurant must be really popular because it was so crowded!
I am glad our first day at mainland Krabi went great. Looking forward to tomorrow!