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As I may have mentioned before, I am a huge fan of cruises. Although I haven't gone on one yet this year, I usually go on at least one or two every year. Where the cruise actually goes is wholly unimportant to me. Half the time I sleep through the stops anyway, and just stay on the boat. I just like having no cell phone, having great food available 24/7, and sitting on the back of the boat watching the waves.

It takes a certain type of person to enjoy a cruise. Usually that person is an old person. My friend Jonah and I are the two exceptions. I think we've gone on two cruises together, and each time we were the only people remotely close to our age. So much for meeting the hot ladies pirate-style.

On one such cruise we woke up at our usual time - 3pm. The boat was docked in Mexico, and was leaving at 5:30, meaning that everyone had to be on the boat at 5.

Longtail Boat

On The Nosy Moth

Longtail Boat, by Suprada on Flickr.

Longtail Boat, Tup Island, Thailand.

We decided to try Deep water Soloing in Thailand. The boat picked us up from West Railay Beach. We went to one island for DWS, and then at lunch stopped at Tup Island. One can also visit this island on a 4 island speed boat tour of the islands.

The blue, clear, warm water under the blue sky - that was a beautiful day in a beautiful place. Now I know what they mean by tropical paradise.

Technical Details: Camera: Canon Powershot G9 Exposure: f/5.6 at 1/500s ISO: 80 Flash: Off WB: Daylight

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