I had planned to take a ride to Songkla lake in Thailand during the recent Deepavalli holidays as i got a few days off. Unfortunately northern Malaysia and southern Thailand suffered one of the worst storms of the last 10 years and the whole region was under water.For example Hat Yai was under upto 3 Meters of water.
So i put my plans on hold but i had to ride yesterday as there was only one day of vacation left.
The weather was gloomy and a mild drizzle persisted throughout the 2 days but the touring outfit i purchased in Switzerland really lived up to its billing.The state of Kedah was really flooded and part of the highway had to be diverted. Reached Songkla lake by 2pm and spent some time exploring.
Then i learnt that while the other parts were flooded the beachside had to deal with cyclone like weather,with large trees lying everywhere
Early morning on the Malaysian freeway.
Rest stop in Ipoh. A lot of riders were out .
Winding roads up the hills.
Finally reached the border.
Quick stop for local road tax and insurance.
Streets of Dannok.
Finally reached Samila beach and found a room here.Nice garden and parking.
Room was not too bad either.
View from my balcony.
After a hot shower........a cold beer ; )Now to survey and explore the surroundings.
These are not small trees.
Nice beach though.
The famous Samila beach mermaid.
Its quite big.
Trying to be artistic ; )
Bike had a long day.
Fallen trees all over the forest.
Lots of them.
The next day i took a slow ride home as the roads were wet.
Overall a really nice ride. Saw a new place and got to explore.
Now the planing for the next destination starts
Thats half the fun. ; )