Today was my last day in Phuket. Over the last month I had discovered the joy of riding a motorcycle. The wind on my cheeks while going fast, the ease of handling, and also wriggling through traffic. I thought what better way to spend my last day in Phuket by taking a joy ride from near the southern tip of the island all the way north to the beginning of
mainland Thailand. I wanted to see other parts of the island I hadn’t yet, even if briefly before leaving today.
From Chalong to Sarasin it was about 60 Kilometers. I made many detours along the way because I saw so much beauty!
Just after getting past Kathu and Central Phuket I found a temple and some mesmerizing forest groves. They were perfectly aligned and had seduced me every time I drove by on the way to Bangtao beach. I also had never stopped at a temple I had seen along the way. Wasn’t going to make that mistake again.
Another temple I found was Wat Prang Ludkao. Aside from three Thai girls I was the only one here. Dropped by, prayed for a little while that I could find internal alignment while a bit disconnected right now, and moved on.
It seemed as if every few minutes I found a reason to pull over and admire the beauty of this island. I wish I had more bravery to go off roading, and although confident, still am a noob and decided to refrain from doing so. Definitely something to keep in mind for when I come back!
And over the last stretch to Sarasin I found some gorgeous flowers. Well, I had seen many over the journey, but these were the most convenient and secluded to appreciate.
And by far the coolest part of this joy ride was stumbling upon a deserted beach. I had nothing by comfort of the empty sea as company. I prayed to Poseidon as I had prayed to Buddha and my highest Pharaoh to grow stronger in letting go of the past, concerning myself less with the future, and enjoying the flow. A great way of indulging in currency!
And I finally reached the bridge. Aside from having a tiger beer and looking out into the ocean there really wasn’t much to do here, although the view was spectacular. I had spent a while at the beach and needed to get back north since I had plans at 4, so enjoyed the end of my Phuket joy ride.
Was a great way to kill a few hours before seeing a friend during the day. Phuket is incredible. Highly recommend adding it to your travel list if you’re ever going through southeast Asia.