Today is our last full day in Ko Pha Ngan. In the morning we ride the scooter to the jetty. We inquire at the Songserm office, one of the biggest ferry operators, which I read travels to the ferry terminal closer to Surat Thani town, rather than the one further out. They provide a bus from the ferry terminal on the mainland to Hat Yai, which is good for us. We’d rather take the train, but they only operator in the morning, and are often full.
We ride back to Sun View, drop the scooter off and head down to Long Beach for our final day in Ko Pha Ngan. We do our normal routine of sun, drinks, lunch and swimming. Earlier in the day I traded a book for a Thailand Lonely Planet, and although I have the Lonely Planet Guide to Southeast Asia, it’s nice to have more details about Thailand. We read bits of the new guidebook on the beach.