Krabi Day 03 & 04 - Muay Thai Wall & Songkran
After my compulsory dose of caffeine (THB20 for each can of Birdy robusta coffee), we made our way towards the pathway that takes one to Phra Nang beach but turned left at the end instead to the climbing walls of 'Muay Thai' and '123'. It was high tide at the time however which meant that the '123' wall was not accessible so we instead walked up the short incline to 'Muay Thai'. We found the area to be fairly crowded at first but the crowds slowly moved down to '123' once the tide started to go down.
By 14:00, the Austrian group that we had been climbing alongside left to '123' as the tide had gone down leaving us to ourselves. As Jamie and Cass top-roped the route however, rain clouds began to loom above so we decided to call it a day before it began to rain. Before heading back, we made our way to '123' to have a look. There was a climber climbing a route that began with a boost start that was quite high above the ground, maybe 2.5m to the first hold – just enough to jump to, on a bulbous stalactite. The route was called 'We Sad' and was graded 6a+. I had to give the guy a boost to help him up before we left for lunch. The climbing instructor with a head full of dreds who was belaying the climber said “no pain, no gain, no food, no power” as we departed.
We decided to walk around to see if we could find some other places to eat and actually ended up walking all the way to Yaya Bar near Diamond Cave, passing by the tsunami evacuation point that we had been evacuated to last year. There didn't seem to be much available however so we instead made our way back to Rapala for some Omelette Chicken Rice that cost THB90 with rice. We passed the new location for the climbing shop Hot Rock on the way back but since there was still no sign of Saralisa, Luang, Liam, or Tuva, we just carried along on our way.
That night we went for a long overdue massage at the Viewpoint Resort massage parlour where an hours-worth of full-body oil massage only cost a measly THB250. I considered getting a Thai massage instead until I realised that it had been a while since I had indulged myself. The massage turned out to be much needed as the masseuse smoothed out all the knots she found in my neck and back. Right after that we went out for dinner but this time to Yam Yam instead where the price of the food was slightly higher (THB100) than Rapala but they made up for it with the free wifi.
We then went to Bamboo bar where we met up with Michael before digging in to the THB180 worth of meat balls that I had bought for the group that was rather nicely accompanied by some 12-years old Chivas Regal. We were graced with Michael's girlfriend, Emilie's presence shortly after. Emilie had been in Thailand for 3 months and was due to head back to Montreal in two days. But in hindsight, I can wonder if my irreverent criticism of the supernatural and the belief in pseudoscience had made her wish that she had left sooner!