Christmas in Kratie

Well we didnt get as far as we’d liked, mainly due to reasons that will be explained in the upcoming post “Enduro Cambodia”. So Kratie, a little town on the banks of the Mekong, is home for Christmas. I bought Pooey a wash.

So today, for christmas, after a tradional christmas breakfast of sticky rice and beans steamed in a bamboo tube, we went, as is tradional at this time of year, to see some critically endangered Mekong Irrawaddy Dolphins.

In deference to their critically endangered status, you’re only allowed to hunt them with NERF(tm) harpoons, and their warhead barely explodes at all. Only 1 has been successfully hunted this way in the last 5 years, and he choked on the foam tip. And they are buggers to find let me tell you, the water is cloudy and they only come up every 5 minutes or so.

Anyway, believe it or not, there is a dolphin in this picture. We did see a couple come up right next to the boat, but they’re pretty shy and my camerawork was not stellar.

Rhys “I Boldly Go”Lewis.

Aside from the dolphins, entertainment was provided by these frogs living in the sunshade of the boat.

They dropped us off at a little sandbar and we spent a couple of hours on the sand, paddling in the water and generally sunning ourselves in what must be the most throughly unwhite christmas ever.

Our attempt at the Christmas Greeting.

Rhys wanted this photo taken specifically so he could use it to make people at home jealous. The man is all heart.


~ by zendog888 on 25/12/2010.

5 Responses to “Christmas in Kratie”

  1. Merry Christmas you giant furfaced gayboy.

  2. Merry Christmas Hywel from me and him xxxx (and them, my parents!)

  3. Nice work on the xmas beach message, enjoy the festive sunshine

  4. you are getting like David Attenborough about the place… merry Christmas son xxx

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