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photoblog image Far East Thailand #19

Far East Thailand #19

We putter up-stream in the Mun River, until we reach an extensive patch of rapids. The boatman noses onto a rocky island in the middle of the stream, and we disembark to stretch our legs and take advantage of the photo-opportunities here as the sun drops towards the horizon.

 Mun River

 

 Mun River

 

Far East Thailand #19

We putter up-stream in the Mun River, until we reach an extensive patch of rapids. The boatman noses onto a rocky island in the middle of the stream, and we disembark to stretch our legs and take advantage of the photo-opportunities here as the sun drops towards the horizon.

 Mun River

 

 Mun River

 

comments (12)

Nice big rocks...
Ray: An attractive playground and natural water feature, Larry.
Oh that's so pretty! Great photos here, Ray!
Ray: The river was unexpectedly gorgeous here, Elizabeth.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 May 2018, 06:32
Those rocks look lovely in the late light, Ray. Did you return from here or carry the boat over the rapids?!!
Ray: We clambered about on the rocky island for 30 minutes, Lisl, but knew the boatman would not put his beloved craft at any risk.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 3 May 2018, 06:46
Those rapids look a bit, well...rapid! I hope the boatman isn't going to risk your lives by hurtling over them at high speed in this not too robust craft
Ray: I doubt the boatman was concerned about our lives, Chris, but was careful and affectionate to his old craft.
Jolis mouvements de l'eau sur la troisième photo
Ray: Les rapides et les bancs rocheux et les îles étaient les plus attrayants ici, Martine.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 May 2018, 07:05
What a rocky area - the boatman has to be cautious ...
Ray: A very experienced boatman, Philine, and careful with his beloved old craft that might have been providing income to his family for 40 years or more.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 3 May 2018, 07:49
I’m glad you did not try to take your flimsy looking vessels now the quicks, or rapids as they are more generally known Ray.
Ray: The rapids would have been fine in a fibreglass or plastic kayak, Chad, but this old tub would not be up to the challenge.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 May 2018, 08:59
Now it would be great fun shooting the rapids. Less so on the way back, though. Looks to a great spot for photo opppurtunities.
Ray: The rapids would have been fine in a fibreglass or plastic kayak, Alan, but this old tub would not be up to the challenge.
Another three great shots, now that really is an adventure.
Ray: We clambered about on the rocky island like 10 year old lads wagging school for a day, Brian.
and managing to get some nice shots!
Ray: One of the few occasions on this trip when I used my trusty old Canon 7D instead of my Samsung Smartphone, Tom.
I am assuming this was lava at some point. I'd love seeing this rock.
Ray: It looked and felt like a reasonably tough sandstone to me, Mary.
did you then inflate a raft and go yee haa over the rapids, Ray?
i like all three but the opening shot is my favourite.
Ray: We gambolled about on the rock island for 30 minute, Ayush, and then...[see tomorrow]

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