The south tip of Phuket has a cape, Cape Phromthep. It's famous for, well, being a cape. Every New Years Eve, Phuketians come down here at sunset to see the final sun of the year since this is the southern most point of Phuket, it's the latest sun they'll see that year.
Shops surround it, an elephant motive guardian angel watches over it, it's very much setup for tourists, and in the bottom corner of Phuket where the tourists usually stay.
It's also a movie location.
Married couples too, want a wedding photo, taken here. That's the whole point of a cape, it's sea as far as the eyes can see, a perfect backdrop for all the possibilities in life. Endless sea in all directions, no tempting islands, no distractions.
Well except it isn't endless sea in all directions. There's some islands just off shore, two stretch out from Phuket, Ko Kaeo Yai and Ko Kaeo Noi and spoil the uninterrupted sea. Not only that Kaeo Yai has a Buddha statue on it. I just have to visit that island!
But for now there's a closer island, just 500 metres west of this cape. With my float, I could practically swim to it! So enough with the scenery, I'm off to explore this island.
There's a beach, just along the road, 'Ya Nui' beach, it's very popular because a sand peninsular splits the beach in two, fish swim close to this sheltered shore, and it's a perfect kicking off place for this unnamed island.
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