Damien has already told of our days on Salang Beach before our return to Sydney, so I will be brief here. I would like to share my photos though as they tell a story in themselves.
I loved Salang Beach because it was so laid back and quiet, most days it felt as if we were the only ones there. Maybe this was because it was just at the tail end of the monsoon season or maybe it just isn’t overrun by the hoardes like so many Thai islands are. Either way, I didn’t care. The sun, the sand and the warm ocean were ours to enjoy.
So in brief my favourite aspects of our stay there were (in no particular order):
- The view from our hillside balcony.
- The wildlife – cheeky monkeys and impressively huge monitor lizards.
- The local cats with their stumpy little tails. My favourite was a little furry friend who would meet me at tea time when we would dine at the seafood BBQ. She would mostly sit patiently at my side, sometimes gently patting my leg expectantly with her paw, waiting for a tidbit. I invariably succumbed to her charms as she had the ability to turn on those Puss in Boots eyes (if you have seen Shrek, you will know what I mean).I could not resist the cuteness 🙂
- Long hours spent laying on the sand and in the water.
- Having enough time to devour three books.
- The abundance of beautiful tropical fish and coral. Which on a still day, I could see through the water with the same clarity as I would have through goggles.
- The friendliness of the locals.
- And the knowledge that we had picked the best Tioman beach to chill out on.
I hope we return one day!