January 26, 2010

Sailing off of Thailand

I've been so incredibly busy since the holidays and I finally found the time to caption some more of my photos from my amazing trip to Thailand.  During our visit, we were invited to go sailing off the southern part of Thailand in the Phang Nga Bay.   Our sailing vessel was a handsome Chinese junk, built in the 1920's.  The scenery was unbelievably amazing and the food was scrumptious.  The island that appears in these photos is known locally as Ko Tapu or Nail Island and if it looks familiar, that's because it became famous through the 1974 James Bond film, "The Man with the Golden Gun", starring Roger Moore.  In that movie, after a hair-raising chase through Hong Kong and Bangkok, Bond faced a duel upon the island.  Since that movie, this most unusual island has come to be known as The James Bond Island.  Please enjoy these photos taken on New Year's Eve.