I’ve spent the last week learning how to scuba dive on an island off the southern peninsula of Thailand. It is great fun floating around under water checking out fish, sea turtles and sharks eye to eye! The water is clear and warm (though, I still wear a wet suit because I get cold). The Thai food before, between and after dives is tasty. The sun warm and the people I meet friendly.
I spent last evening watching the sunset as I floated in the water off a beach close to where I am staying. As pink intensified on the clouds against the blue sky, the colors reflected onto the water causing it to turn a speckled purple that gently moved with the small waves. The setting sun caused the limestone cliffs of other, smaller islands in the distance to become black silhouettes against the sky. Small sail boats had dropped their sails for the night. The water was that perfect bath temperature where you can’t feel the difference between you and the water, where it softly swirls around you.