Today was a very exciting day. We took a taxi into the seaside town of Patong, mainly to do a bit of browsing and shopping. It’s a typical tourist town, with lots of market stalls, restaurants, bars, clubs and spas.
Here is a pic of one of the night clubs. Very fancy outside decor, don’t you agree?
We decided to cross the road to go to look at the beach, which is easier said than done. I think the designated pedestrian crossings are simply recommended places to get knocked down by a car or a moped, but eventually, we did manage to scoot across. The first thing I noticed was this sign, so thought I’d thumb a lift to go to visit my son, if anyone was travelling that way. ;)
The second thing which caught my eye, was a brightly-coloured parasail in the distance. I’ve often thought I’d love to try it, but didn’t dare. I watched for a while, and nothing bad happened, and better still, nobody landed in the ocean, so I stunned hubby and asked him if I could have a go. The owner was of course very happy to take my money, and rushed me over to get harnessed up before I could change my mind.
Of course you don’t go up on your own, but have a guy behind you to make sure everything goes ok.
Soon we were up in the air, and I couldn’t believe how great it felt to hang loose up there, high above the sea.
I was only up for about 5 minutes, and it went far too quickly.
All too soon, we started our descent,
and I landed very gently on my feet.
So there you go, never say “never.” You’re never too old to try something new, and I’m so glad that I plucked up the courage; another thing to tick off my bucket list. ;)