Thailand continues to surprise us with more to see and more to do, even when we’re only staying in the Southern side of the country! Today we went back to Railay and Tonsai to climb again, meeting up with our friend on the island and setting out around 10:30. We got to our first wall, but it was packed with guides and the tide wasn’t in our favor. We moved on to Phra Nang beach and looked at some walls, and met a traveling Frenchman who was looking for climbing partners. He joined up with us for the day and showed us to some climbing areas he’d been wanting to visit.
We ended up having a great day of climbing, visiting new walls, climbing different styles, and generally seeing some beautiful overlooks from the tops of the climbs we checked out. It might be our last day climbing in Thailand, and it has been a ton of fun so far! I’m definitely glad that we came out here to try it out.
We climbed until sunset, and then went back to return our gear in Tonsai. Then we quickly crossed the entire island and went back into Phra Nang cave to disturb the dark waters off the coast of Railay. We were rewarded for our decision to wade and trip our ways back through Phra Nang, as we saw little blue sparkles in the dark water that was crashing into the stone below us. We climbed down, turned off our flashlights, and waded out into the water. It was a pretty amazing experience to see all of the little blue lights pop up as we moved around through the water. We played around with the plankton for a few minutes, and then hurried back to Railay to catch a boat back.