Our sunset kayaking journey in Ao Thalane, Krabi aka muddy bay in Thai takes us paddling through the open sea and water channels in between towering limestone karsts and cliffs to reveal a hidden world forgotten by time and modern development. True enough, sometimes we just have to be disconnected to be connected with the world around us. When my sister and I were kayaking in Ao Thalane, we were not distracted by the ringing and buzzing of our mobile gadgets or busy checking the updates of our social media sites, we were instead engulfed by the beautiful, natural world before us, listening attentively to the voices of nature - birds chirping, insects calling, water flowing and even the sound of water droplets falling from the trees above puts us in a relaxed and peaceful mood. In fact, I imagined myself as the female version of Indiana Jones; exploring the unknown, not fearing of the possibility of boulders or rocks falling off the cliffs and onto us.
Among the animals that we saw were a variety of birds such as kingfishers and swallows, insects, monkeys and some crabs. Unfortunately, we did not meet any snakes although we had hoped to catch a glimpse of the elusive cobra in the wild. Perhaps, you will be luckier than us. And the best part is, even though we were in the wild, we did not have any mosquitoes problem; probably due to the fact that we applied generous amounts of insect repellent and we moved about quite a lot. We also met a friendly fisherman and his family on a boat, catching fish. They could be the sea gypsies Krabi is well-known for. By the way, the water is only about 1-2 feet deep at low tide and can go up to 5 metres high during high tide.
On our way back, because of the light rain earlier and cloudy skies, we did not manage to see the sunset in the horizon. Despite so, we were grateful to have had the opportunity to explore the treasured wonders and unspoilt beauty of Ao Thalane, Krabi and the fishing village nearby. By golly, you just have to be there to enjoy it yourself! If you have not had the chance to kayak in Ao Thalane, I strongly suggest that you do so the next time you are in Krabi, Thailand. You will never regret it and will treasure the experience for life. As for me, this is just the beginning. I will be going back to Krabi, Thailand for more adventures!
In we go, into the hidden world of Ao Thalane aka the muddy bay
Awe-inspiring beauty of Ao Thalane
Cruising beneath the trees - I love this part of the journey the most!
We were humbled in the presence of Mother Nature
Mangroves on the left and limestone cliffs on the right
It is not the end, but the beginning of a wonderful journey
“You lose sight of things… and when you travel, everything balances out.” – Daranna Gidel
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Phranang Full Moon Kayaking
Moo 5 | Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Labels: Krabi, Thailand