I started the day earlier today, we went to sleep quite early last night anyway. It was around 6.00 a.m and I slept really well, although I had my doubts because of all the party noise that was coming from the beach. I had to use the earbuds, but it wasn’t that bad at the end.

I woke up when the sun was rising, and I went for a run along the beach. I was the only person walking the sand at that hour, and it felt great. On my return from the run I decided to go for some snorkeling, since Alan was still sleeping.

morning light in Koh Tao

morning light in Koh Tao

The beach was still deserted and I felt small and huge at same time, I decided to stay on the shallow part since I read the previous day that someone had met with a shark on that same beach, actually I really wanted to see one but not being alone! So I kept really close to the land at all time and while I was enjoying the morning light I felt a presence near me, and turning around I discovered a black tip reef shark just a couple of meters away from me. It was big as me, and it swam around me slowly. My senses tensed and I froze in the water I was really scared and I felt for first time ever a primal fear that never felt before. I was pray, and he was the hunter. It was so beautiful, he was swimming at the same depth as me, so I could see its eye, its teeth, its muscles.. It swam around me and then he left.

Once my heart came back to normal rate, I run upstairs and jumped on the bed shouting at Alan that I just met a shark in the beach. I was so excited, and I will never forget this encounter.

views from our hotel in koh tao

views from our hotel in koh tao

We were thinking joining the diving course that day, but we realized that Alan lost his card, so we were solving it and that took us most of the morning.

After that we took our motorbikes and went for a swim in the southern coast of the island, we saw some new corals and many fishes. I loved the motorbike trip although on our way back I lost track of Alan and I missed my hotel’s exit, so I basically got lost, without a phone or a map.

enjoying koh tao

enjoying koh tao

I found my way back after almost one hour.

We also got badly sunburned. Tomorrow we are taking t-shirts for snorkeling!

Sunset in Koh Tao

Sunset in Koh Tao

NEXT DAY:

Today we woke up both of us early and went to the beach with the camera this time, trying to meet with the shark once again, but we had no luck.

We reserved a tour around the island to do snorkeling for tomorrow. Is going to take all day, but it was quite cheap.

We have been invaded by ants in our room!

making friends in koh tao

making friends in koh tao

This afternoon we swam to a floating platform in the middle of Sairee Beach, it was deeper in the sea so we saw bigger fishes and also bigger corals! They look like alien, although I was all the time checking in the distance trying to see that sharp figure of the shark coming forward.

platform in sairee beach in koh tao

platform in sairee beach in koh tao

Also today I found out that a friend of mine is here in the island! He has been here for some days and we just realized when he was leaving. Amazing coincidences.

You can see a video of this days here:

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