All of a sudden, Baby Boy began to wake up at 5 am everyday.
Enthusiastically persuading myself that I’d rather be up at 5am in paradise, than up early at home in the cold and wet, he and I took some walks on the beach.
Here is the sky before the sun came up.
And here is one of the little round bamboo boats that bring the fishermen in from their fishing boats each morning.
Here comes the sun!
Here is a half built boat being swathed by the morning light.
And here’s the little boy responsible for us seeing this gloriousness, golden and luscious.
Here are some other things we enjoyed.
Chris and Tintin had a spin in one of the round boats. Tricky! There’s a very good reason most boats are not round and Chris has the bruise to prove it.
Paradise Resort, Doc Let, is a cheap-as-chips place run by a very eccentric 86 year old French guy. We had lots of yummy French food.
The children did lots of beach combing…
The local guys played soccer each day at low tide
Sparky made friends with all the staff, here she is using her PODD communication book to chat with them.
And the nights were quiet and still.
After a month in Cambodia, and a week in Vietnam cities, a week on Paradise Beach was just what we needed.
When we left Baby Boy began to sleep in again. Amazing.
When was the last time you were up early enough to enjoy sunrise?