Take a Beach Walk with Me–Koh Lanta, Thailand

I go early, just as the sun crests the eastern mountains and the first rays of light touch upon the early-morning emerald-green tide.

This is when the locals of Koh Lanta, Thailand, come, before the temperature rises along with the tropical sun. The beach is sparsely dotted. Children with baskets in hand collect seashells; adults, wrapped in sarongs, t-shirts wet after their morning swim, squat on the sand, chatting quietly, unaware of the happy little hermit crab ambling by.

Hermit crab
An ambling hermit crab and his current home.
Unknown tracks.

Tracks of unknown origins leave wild scallops and wave shapes that pepper the soft, pure white sand, a last testament to the first predawn visitors to the beach. Continue reading