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Beach Walks - Now & Then

Post by Big Boy » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:07 pm

My car has been off the road recently, and I've started using my legs again. Believe it or not, I've been enjoying it. I've been thinking, where can I walk that Mrs BB won't want to come along :laugh: . I suppose the honest answer is anywhere, if it includes walking - she's Thai. I came to the conclusion, walking the beach was the best place to get some me time. I thought I'd re-do my walk from Takiab to Cha-Am in stages as I did about 5 years ago, but this time I will note differences between the original photos and now.

One thing I often think back to is the condo, just North of the airport. 5 years ago it had so many cracks, I thought it would collapse within 12 months. Did it? Is it still standing? Then there were the sea walls that were collapsing, and properties being corroded as a result. Did the owners re-build their walls, or has their very expensive beachfront property simply washed away. I will find it interesting, and I hope you guys will find it the same.

My plan is to start next week, but it will depend upon tides and weather. Watch this space....................

I will start with this one viewtopic.php?f=1&t=26405
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Post by lomuamart » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:23 pm

A great endeavour. Go for it.

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Post by handdrummer » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:55 pm

what do you do when you get to the palace as you can't walk in front of it?

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Re: Coming Soon - Beach Walks - Now & Then

Post by Big Boy » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:11 pm

I go around. Same with Maruekhathaiyawan Palace.
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Re: Coming Soon - Beach Walks - Now & Then

Post by STEVE G » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:29 pm

Yes, I walk the beaches virtually every day when I'm here but always either Khao Tao, Khao Takiap or Hua Hin, or the whole way if I'm feeling energetic. I've never done much going the other way, towards Cha Am, so it will be interesting to see.

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Post by Big Boy » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:35 pm

Since my biggest dog isn't allowed to walk too far, my beach visits have become infrequent. I will look forward to it, but especially on the beach to Cha-Am - I'm sure that will have changed a lot.
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Post by STEVE G » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:47 pm

When I lived on Soi 16, I used to wander onto the beach by the Queen's park but I imagine you need to get the tide right to walk north because often the sea was almost right up to the steps there.

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Re: Coming Soon - Beach Walks - Now & Then

Post by Big Boy » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:06 pm

Yes, when I did the walk 5 years ago, there were several places that I had to do a bit of climbing to get through. Even the Hilton to Takiab stretch can get awkward. Best time is 3 hours after the tide has turned to go out, and you get firm sand to walk on.
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Post by STEVE G » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:27 pm

I got to the beach at about 11:30 today and it seemed to be just after low tide. That bit towards Khao Takiap, I just wade through normally if the tides in but if it's too bad, I cut around the road for a bit.

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Post by Big Boy » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:32 pm

When I did the walk about years ago, I was not allowed to get my leg wound wet. I won't have that restriction this time.
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Post by HHTel » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:23 pm

Did the owners re-build their walls, or has their very expensive beachfront property simply washed away.
That brought to mind the properties on the Norfolk coast. Whole village being lost to erosion.


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Re: Coming Soon - Beach Walks - Now & Then

Post by berlinmichael » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:39 pm

As a regular beach walker I use the tide tables as published by the UK government - link below. Have fun!

http://www.ukho.gov.uk/EasyTide/EasyTid ... onLength=7

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Post by Big Boy » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:00 pm

Thank you :D
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Re: Coming Soon - Beach Walks - Now & Then

Post by Big Boy » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:33 am

Sorry guys, delayed a week due to intensive Thai football programme and car problems.
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Re: Coming Soon - Beach Walks - Now & Then

Post by Big Boy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:12 am

There's no snow or ice forecast, coupled with a midday low tide, the adventure should start tomorrow.

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