Same procedure as yesterday and the day before yesterday – wake up at 6 am, breakfast at 6:30. Today was travelling day, moving south to the next location. But first we had to clean and oil the coring equipment, and the zodiacs needed to be washed. Also, Nerys wanted to film some interviews with us with the wetland and the mountains in the background. Thus we did not manage to leave the National Park until about 11 am.
We arrived in Thong Song, a small town in the province of Surat Thani, by 8 pm. Tonight and tomorrow night we will stay in a hotel with a bathroom and a nice soft bed. A nice change as compared to the hard wooden beds and the cold water showers in the National Park bungalows. Moreover there is free wireless Internet in the hotel lobby! The negative side of the coin is however the Karaoke bar in the basement of the hotel from which the sound vibrates up to floor 7! One cannot get it all.