[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

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

Dream: documenting religious suffering in the heartland

Some peculiar vivid dreaming last night. I was exploring a densely populated rural area, seemingly somewhere near the great plains, mid-west; could’ve been eastern Colorado, Nebraska, perhaps even Iowa or Kansas; walking through a community, I notice a mosque, chapel and temple … Continue reading