Ruea Hang Yao
We took an early boat ride out to Railay beach, a storm met us halfway there
and I lost my favorite hat (r.i.p.).
I situated myself on the front of the boat to get a better angle and enjoyed a soft warm wind, mixed with the occasional spray of salt water, which cooled the intense heat of the sun. As we approached our destination, the light changed and rain started to fall. At first it was light and enjoyable, but it quickly changed into a heavy pour that would come and go during a muddy climb through the forest.
The combination of heavy rain, mud, and a steep slope encouraged me to put my camera away and I only took it out once more to photograph a vantage point we had made it to.
From then until the moment I made it back to my hostel, I stayed present and enjoyed my time with new friends.
We spent time on a beach underneath beautiful cliffs and I kept an eye out for monkeys that had a thing for shiny bags.