Today was the complete opposite of yesterday, no main roads at all. To start off it was 2.5 km down to the ferry.
We had a very relaxing day doing nothing, not many pictures at all. It did mean we are actually planned over a week ahead now, which is very unusual for us.
It did rain very heavily around 3:30 pm but we just watched it bounce off the road from the dry of a small restaurant.
Leaving Pantai Remis along the 60 through the middle of town we made a quick stop to pick up some water from the 7/11 then continued on the main road.
After three nights in George Town it was time to wave it goodbye. A couple of kilometres through the old town area brought us back to the ferry.
Our room included a breakfast, mostly local food with toast and jam, we still managed a good portion and left feeling full, ready for cycling! But first a couple of bird pictures.
A kingfisher’s back
Toast and jam for breakfast, included in the room cost, the first toast in a while and the jam was even blackcurrant although not all that blackcurranty. Once packed it was a short 2 km cycle to the port building, where tickets to Kuala Perlis cost us 18 MYR each. You push your bicycle right through the shopping mall into the large airconditioned waiting area.
Up and out by 9:00 am, it had been lovely stopping here in Sikao, the resort owner was very kind.
We left Sikao on the road out to the coast, it was quiet all of the way to Hat Pak Meng where it turned South right at the beach.
Three quarters of the route today (that is 33 km) reverses how we got on to the island of koh Lanta.
Before we went anywhere a repair was needed as Janet had another flat tyre!
Eventually it was up and over the bridge then a climb up and coast down to the ferry. At the ferry there is a separate queue and ticket office for scooters, pedestrians and cyclists. 50 Baht later we waited 10 minutes for all the cars to get on then us and some scooters.
We had planned to cycle down to Old Town Lanta stop there for a night and get some sort of ferry across to the mainland from there. All the best laid plans …. in fact we started off the day by walking down to the pier area and asking about a ferry to the mainland, there is only a small speedboat which cannot take bicycles going eventually to the mainland. That nice bridge brought the demise of a number of ferry routes as it is now easier to drive.
After checking ferries and where they go to and depart from, our choice ended up as the 3:30 pm large speedboat from Tha Manok pier to Nopparat Thara pier Ao Nang.