A stroll to the beach


I’ve already mentioned that my recent move to more in the city center also meant I was moving away from the beach. I had previously taken a walk to City Beach, the closest to my new home, and was unimpressed by its raunchy touristy feel, not to mention the many tourists taking selfies on the beach.

Oh, and there are lots of horses to ride.

Now, since I’ve restructured my work day to post Hua Hin news in the morning, I basically have the afternoons to explore. So I decided today to take another crack at City Beach. It’s a Tuesday, and with the recent bombings, I didn’t think there would be too much foot traffic there. There wasn’t.

What I found might make me rethink not doing any more fishing. The beach is deeper, quicker, meaning better environment for fish. Lots of rocks, however, and a long haul with fishing gear. Also saw small fish is the surf.

Here are a few shots on the trip, which had me ending up in the Bintabaht bar area to have a beer at Diamond Bar before heading home. Turns out the bombing was on the corner that Diamond shares with four other bars. I was almost there.

I was almost at the beach when I passed an elaborately decorated tuk-tuk with maybe six women disembarking and changing into some kind of performance costume. I turned to take a picture and this one girl stopped and waited for me to shoot.

I was almost at the beach when I passed an elaborately decorated tuk-tuk with maybe six women disembarking and changing into some kind of performance costume. I turned to take a picture and this one girl stopped and waited for me to shoot.

Shots of the beach

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The Hilton

The Hilton

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palm tree

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Bet you'd like to be here sipping a fruit/rum drink or a cold beer.

Bet you’d like to be here sipping a fruit/rum drink or a cold beer.

 

Bintabaht was quiet but it was only 5 pm

Bintabaht was quiet but it was only 5 pm

Bad focus but this is An at Diamond Bar. She was working when the bombs went off 20 yards away. She hates it when I beat her at pool.

Bad focus but this is An at Diamond Bar. She was working when the bombs went off 20 yards away. She hates it when I beat her at pool.

About 2bagsandapack

Lifetime journalist, author, magazine editor and publisher, now semi-retired and traveling the world. My plan, after living in Costa Rica for 14 months, was to visit a new country in southern Europe every three months to experience the culture and the challenge of adapting to a new environment, while on a fixed income. That plan was sidetracked when I was offered a job in Indonesia, providing an opportunity to explore Asia. Indonesia lasted for a 4 wonderful years but I have now moved on to Hua Hin, Thailand.
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