Flying into Phuket was a bit unnerving, we watched the beautiful bluegreen waters of the Andaman Sea/Indian Ocean from the plane when I saw the short runway in the distance. We had to make a very sharp left turn to hit the runway and it looked like we might land in the ocean. It had nothing on some of the runways in
San Diego, LaGuardia and where you feel like you could land in the water. Boston
It took us an hour and a half to drive from the airport to the hotel, but we made it safe and sound. The water is as clear as any oceanwater I’ve ever seen, is delightfully warm, and must have a very high salt content. Well, either that or I have gained a bunch of fat since I was last in salt water. I’m incredibly buoyant in the water and have just floated for minutes at a time. We’ve just been vegging for the last two days on the beach. Luckily, we have 50 spf sunscreen and with the exception of a couple of missed spots on Nick’s arm and hand, are thus far unscathed from burnt skin. It’s a big worry since we’re just a few hundred miles from the equator.