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Meeting our monkey neighbours

Buffet Breakfast – yum......favourite way to start the day! Overcast and drizzly with the occasional torrential downpour. It is monsoon season, which is why the rooms are half price at $200 a night. The seas are rough so no longtail boats can get in and out today on our special floating jetty/walkway.

After lunch we were chilling on our balcony when the first of our monkey visitors arrived…so cute but a bit scary. A mamma came and had the cutest little baby gripping on for dear life. We gave her a rambutan (yeah I know you aren't supposed to feed the wildlife..... Brad made me do it!!) They were the first of many visitors and then we got an aggressive male who had a face off with Brad and was baring his teeth. Then he walked into our room and Brad threw a pillow at him to get him out. Had to end up locking ourselves in from the monkeys!!!

I decided it was time to walk into the beach town of Ao Nang Beach over the Monkey Trail, which we were told we shouldn’t do at night but the local staff all walk it at night to go home. It was very steep going up – almost a vertical ladder in places, a flat bit across the top then very steep back down to the beach of Ao Nang.

You had to watch your feet the whole way as it was just wooden slats like railway sleepers on the flat but just boards on the incline & decline and easy to slip and fall through them.

Wandered around the town, which has lots of shops and even a McDonalds and Starbucks. Walked along the beachfront & had a massaman curry and stocked up on drink & food supplies to take back. Had my brolly from the unit in case I encountered any mean monkeys on the monkey trail but there was none to be seen.

Brad meanwhile back at the unit had a planet of the apes experience with monkeys trying to push open the doors by pushing their feet on them and succeeding.!! He had 5 on the balcony at one time. It is highly entertaining watching their agility as they climbed up and down the pillars from floor to floor and then leap off the building into nearby trees. There would have been hundreds climbing over the back buildings backing onto the jungle and then as quickly as they arrived they all left and you could just see the movement of the branches of trees moving as they made their exit.

Had room service dinner and just love hanging in our room looking out over the most beautiful view and watching the next lot of rain come across the water!!

Mamma and baby come to visit

Mamma and baby come to visit


Eating a rambutan

Eating a rambutan


Monkey on the railing

Monkey on the railing


Monkey on the balcony

Monkey on the balcony


Monkey on a ledge

Monkey on a ledge


Start of the Monke Trail track into town

Start of the Monke Trail track into town


Steep descent on Monkey Trail

Steep descent on Monkey Trail


Down at Ao Nang Beach

Down at Ao Nang Beach


View from Lunch restaurant in Ao Nang

View from Lunch restaurant in Ao Nang


Monkey Trail

Monkey Trail


Monkey Trail

Monkey Trail


Going Up

Going Up


Going Down

Going Down


View coming back to Centara

View coming back to Centara


Centara Beach

Centara Beach


Tower karst

Tower karst


Balcony break in.....   in progress

Balcony break in..... in progress


Feet up for a bit more leverage!!!

Feet up for a bit more leverage!!!


Usually not that hard!!!

Usually not that hard!!!


Ooohh i give up!!

Ooohh i give up!!

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in Thailand

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