[VIDEO] Experiment: Attaching a surfboard to inflatable kayak hull to improve rigidness, ocean performance

After acquiring a cheap, used short-board online, I got the idea to try and improve my inflatable kayak’s on-water performance out off Phuket’s shores, by attaching the surfboard to the bottom of the kayak’s hull, which is a nylon shell wrapped around an inflated bladder, reinforced … Continue reading

VIDEO: How I recycled 100 percent of my consumer waste from three months

Yes that’s right, as the title of this post suggests, I didn’t throw away, burn or improperly dispose of any of my consumer waste over the past three months. I simply collected it all, ensured it was dried and separated general … Continue reading

Welcome 2016: kayak, work, gigs and journey prep dreams

First of all, apologies to my two or three readers out there for not having updated this web space in weeks. It’s been quite hectic at work the last month or so as we’ve been short-staffed and I’ve been the one … Continue reading

Phuket beach to the rescue: kayaking, injured turtles and ‘saving’ stray cats

I recently had a decent afternoon out with a good American friend and former colleague, Chris, who was visiting Phuket for a several weeks with his sister Amanda and her fiance Zack. On one particular afternoon afternoon out, was able to get some good exercise … Continue reading

VIDEO: A tour of Karon traffic circle monument, stroll along the sandy beach on a sunny Saturday

The Southwesterly monsoon winds and rains have more-or-less reversed course as they do every year around this time, meaning it’s officially the start of the new tourism high season in Southern Thailand (typically lasts from the end of October until … Continue reading

Lunch in Mawdaung, village on the Myanmar side of the Thai border

After our higher-perspective at Khao Chong Krachok hill in Prachuap Khiri Khan city, we set our bearings southwest, to the Thailand-Myanmar border checkpoint of Singkhon, a small border crossing, also known as the Singkhon Pass (Daan Singkorn ด่านสิงขร in Thai) A strategic and … Continue reading