Friday, June 3, 2011

Zip Lining and Koh Lan Relaxation

On Easter Sunday afternoon, rather than the traditional family tea I serve,
I spent the afternoon zip-lining with these guys.
As a young girl I climbed trees and dreamt of flying through
the trees, but never thought that dream would come true.
Much to my total amazement the opportunity came along and I jumped.
It was a bit scary to jump, but oh pure joy to fly over the trees.

We had to climb these stairs up to the platform to start flying
from one platform to another.  24 lines all together, was I ever
tired when we finished.

Here is one of the lines and the platform in the distance.
While up there we saw the most beautiful Hornbill birds.
What pure JOY.

After all the excitement we decided to take off for one day and night to the island of Koh Lan.
When we arrived on the ferry it was sooo very hot and packed with tourist,
so we decided to take a nap in our air conditioned room.
In the evening, we sat on the beach and had a lovely Thai meal.
Lanterns were lit all around the tables and it was a special time of just savoring our surroundings.

Much to our amazement when we left our room after the nap, the tourist had mostly left
and it was serene with native people just playing on the beach.
The father in this picture had brought his little boy down to splash water on him.

The children were just beautiful.

About 5:30AM I walked out on the beach as the native people were
beginning to prepare for another onslaught of tourists.

It was a peaceful time of reflecting and enjoying the sunrise.
Once the ferries started to arrive with tourist, it was time for us to leave.


Rosemary said...

How exciting Marilyn! Love the photo with you and 'these guys'.

Angela McRae said...

Ziplining isn't for sissies, I hear! Love the beach photos. So glad you found some moments of tranquility!

Steph said...

I'm envious and so proud of you!

tea time and roses said...

Hello Marilyn,

Sounds like fun for sure!!:o) You are indeed having an awesome time, how wonderful!

I have tried several times to leave a comment but for some reason Blogger will not let me. I hope this one goes just fine. Enjoy a lovely weekend my friend.



Trixie and Dustin said...

What a fantastic way to celebrate Easter! The beaches look so lovely, too, in the early and late hours... good for you venturing forth when all was peaceful. xo -- Trix

d smith kaich jones said...

oh! OH!!!! there's a zipline near me and i was gonna do it last year and then forgot. until right now. now i wanna FLY!


what a fabulous time you had!!!

Jeanne said...

Fabulous Indeed
Much love and many blessings

Relyn said...

Ziplining is on my bucket list. SO THRILLING!! At least, that's how I imagine it. Man! That was some kind of trip! I am so glad you had those opportunities.

La Tea Dah said...

Lovely surroundings --- and what fun to go zip-lining! Sounds exhausting but so JOYFUL!

Jeanie said...

All I can say is you have more courage than I to zipline! And I think I would have done the same thing and stayed away from the packed boat and look at the beauty and peace you discovered! How wonderful!

parTea lady said...

Ziplining is not for me, but the photos are great. That looks like a beautiful beach.