Dear Matt and Mar,
The logic now was to go to a beach quite far away so that you two can have a good sleep in the car, the destination now was Nai Yang (all the way to the north of the island) beach, your mother and I were here many, many years ago and she loved the place. G-Map said 40 minutes, but with me failing to follow the instructions and thus taking every wrong turn possible it way past one when we arrived, now our priority changed from beach to lunch... haa haa haa haa haa. Nai Yang had certainly changed, ten years ago it was nothing but trees and beaches, now there were numerous makeshift restaurants and even a tailor shop.
Lunch was quick and wet, rain was pouring, now with every tummy full to the brim, we headed off further into the national park to which some of the Nai Yang beach lives, and there we played... it was brilliant, the rain had gone, the beach was quiet and the breeze kept all of us cooled. After a couple of hours tearing Mar away from the beach was quite difficult, finding a place to shower was even more challenging. There was a shower facility but no water, the toilet was also boarded shut. All I could find was a huge water tank belonging to the national park... haa haa haa haa haa haa, at least you two were clean now.
On the drive back we noticed a sign for a waterfall (neither your mother or I can recall the name, lol) as it wasn’t too far, so we decided to take a detour for quick look, and it certainly was a quick look, haa haa haa. The grounds surrounding the waterfall was wonderfully fresh and cool, but as we are now at the tail end of summer, which is to say Thailand remains as hot as the surface of the sun, and so the water wasn’t falling (much), lol. (Supper was at Kan Ang Pier)