The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 17: more Baan Kratig

Stay with Thor and me as your virtual Thailand vacation continues at the beautiful Phuket shoreline and sea.

NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand.  We were lucky to squeak through the pandemic flight closures in January/February of 2020 as we returned from our three-week trip. Since more travel has now become a distant prospect, we hope you’ll take a virtual vacation with us in the following weeks. (This blog series started on June 13.)

We’d been looking for good snorkeling right offshore, and hit the jackpot at this lovely seaside lodge. We could hardly stay out of the water.

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 17: more Baan Kratig — 6 Comments

  1. Those purple lipped clams are Tridacna aka the “Giant Clam” because they can get up to three feet across, the worlds largest clam. Those colorful “lips” are flesh that contain symbiotic photosynthetic algae. The clam provides a home for the algae and the algae feed off the waste products of the clam. The clam harvests some of the algae for food. A side benefit of the relationship is very rapid carbonate deposition which allows the clam to get very large; a trick they share with reef-building corals.

  2. Is there any place where The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand articles can be read together?