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Blue Lagoon before tropical storm | by B℮n
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Blue Lagoon before tropical storm

While travelling around Thailand, you will inevitably come across many fishermen. They are so common, they will at some point probably become a part of your daily observations and perhaps after a while, you will not notice them anymore. Still, they are an integral part of the country, and on any boat trip, you are bound to see them. They might form a great sight with stunning islands in the background, or a pretty scene in their colourful boats.


The rainy season in Thailand is from May till November. During this season you can get some of those torrential rains that last 30 minutes to 2 hours, like this one above, then clearing and sun. It was a most spectacular scene and scary too. Recently the tropical storm Kammuri killed hundreds of people in Vietnam. So always be aware of the danger.


Early mornings, if you stay in a village near the sea you will hear the droning engine of their boats as they take to the waters for their next catch. In some cases, you might see a fisherman dragging his boat through the sea in apparently shallow water. The typical bow of their boats make the fisherboats photogenic, and they are often coloured brightly, and decorated with brightly coloured cloth and flowers. Fish being a main staple in the Thai diet, fishermen are just a part of daily life, and it is worth paying attention. They make for great sights.

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Taken on July 20, 2008