Leaving Jontiem Beach.

17 May - Jontiem – Rayong – 80 km

A storm had come in during the night, and outside, it looked like a mini typhoon had hit Jomtien. Pot plants, banners, and branches were strewn across the road. I was not put off by this as I was dead set on leaving Jomtien.  Under heavy skies, I cycled out of Jomtien and did exactly 5 km before I was forced to take shelter. Sometimes, I’m just not the sharpest knife in the drawer!! Nevertheless, I was happy to be back on the road and among simple roadside stalls and the odd chasing dog (never thought I would say that!). The weather looked threatening all the way, and when I reached Rayong, I found that I had cycled myself right into the mouth of the storm! By then, the wind was storm-strength, and I was clawing the handlebars with all my strength, dodging flying corrugated iron sheets and plastic tables and chairs, all being blown sky high.  It was getting downright dangerous, and I gave up looking for a camping spot.  Even the fishing boats were pulled high up onto the shore to escape what looked like a very stormy ocean.  I headed into town and found the Mee Dee Hotel where I was lucky to find a room at 350 Thai Baht.  Phew, it was not what I had planned to do, but at least, I was out of the weather for now.

Dogs while biking. I have harrowing tales. With snakes even. I understand. Glad you are harboured!
posted May 18th, 2017  
Great shot. must have been quite a storm.
posted May 18th, 2017  
You are quite the adventurous person. Glad you are safe.
posted May 18th, 2017  
Wow- so glad you got out of that storm before it took you out! That cloud certainly looks like it means business.
posted May 18th, 2017  
Wow, the shot is fabulous but not the story! You should be able to read the skies in Asia after so many years on the road! Living dangerously 😉
posted May 18th, 2017  
glad you were able to take shelter
posted May 18th, 2017  
wow, great shot of those clouds
posted May 18th, 2017  
Pragtig!
posted May 18th, 2017  
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Glad you are safe, Leana.
posted May 18th, 2017  
Wow what an experience, glad you arrived safely.
posted May 18th, 2017  
Very ominous and dramatic sky makes this a terrific image~ Fascinating story since it had a somewhat happy ending too. So glad you made it to a safe place. Good thing you can be flexible in your plans too
posted May 18th, 2017  
Love that sky. Wonderful capture. Fav! Wow, what an experience you had. I'm glad you are okay, Leana.
posted May 18th, 2017  
Beautiful seascape shot
posted May 18th, 2017  
A lovely scene and great dramatic clouds. Fav!! 😀
posted May 18th, 2017  
Lots of lovely curves in this. The ones in the sky seem to be repeated on the shore line.
posted May 18th, 2017  
Sounds like a tough day. Glad you made it to shelter. Lovely dramatic image.
posted May 18th, 2017  
Love the curve of bay and the dramatic clouds !
posted May 18th, 2017  
That is a pretty ominous sky and a beautiful image. Glad you made it out safely!
posted May 18th, 2017  
Great composition with those dramatic clouds!
posted May 18th, 2017  
Wow! Is that a threatening sky. Glad you found cover eventually
posted May 19th, 2017  
Like the composition lending to the green of the sea in the distance
posted May 19th, 2017  
Oh wowee, looks like you're gonna cop it bigtime.
posted May 20th, 2017  
Great shot of those storm clouds
posted May 20th, 2017  
So glad you found accommodation to miss the worst of the storm. It looks brutal.
posted May 22nd, 2017  
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