trip to the sea for boat racing...the beach is adjacent to what is called the Muslim village
the girl to my right was the boat race princess, though she changed out of her traditional costume quickly. the little girl befriended and adopted me - I learned how to make Yom at their booth. the kids on this beach/village spoke absolutely no English at all.
before photographing the red eagle, which I saw but a random kid had taken my camera
|Pitoon, Jenya, and their new friends watching the boat races|
it's not until 2 weeks pass that Pitoon tells me why he was frantically photographing these critters - they're beach tiger beetles, the fastest insects on earth. good thing I copy everything Pitoon does.
hard to tell if it's best to nature walk with babies or without them...they spot the animals but then get great amusement out of scaring them away. or rather, only derive amusement for about 3 seconds. (animals below are in no way ordered. just around, here and there.)
regardless, my time in Khao Chong is largely spent on nature walking with kiddies here there and everywhere. look at the things we see. or rather, look at us!
|they're super chill...they even let me jump on the bridge.|