Before the sunrise
"Aha, I'm now in Baan Tai, and this is a South of koh Phangan, each sunset here is spectacular. But to meet the Sunrise better to move myself to the nearest mountain" - with this idea I found myself at Haad Rin Nok - between the Full-Moons its usually almost no-one here - that's how big party once a month protects this magic place the rest of time.
Then the new idea comes to mind - to climb upper - to watch the Sun better - being to Him closer. Done with pleasure! Its also give a chance to see how Mountain Bar looks like - jungle telegraph told that "Kangaroo" now also over same management, as previous owner planning to start something even more interesting on the Wild-Wild East of the island - (what can be more interesting that "Kangaroo"?! - will investigate & try to highlight on my next visit). Before 2 talented sistazz were staying in Haad Rin and painted murals in "Mountain" so good that its give me reasons to dive-in to art and order the painting of Boddhidharma in our first tea house. At the morning empty bar looks amazing too!
Being a curious by nature, mind drives me further to pre-Kangaroo party fields - to the bar behind it - where we had a wonderful time years before. This time picture was different - let's say that bar now closed. Also it was a row of 7 or so bungalow going up to the mountain to the right side - now the path was non-even-visible.
So I follow my way closer to Heavens.
A little more above, a picture a little more different.
That was a place where I suddenly understood that I'm somewhere on the middle - between Haad Rin & Haad Yuan, East & non-East, Eden & hell - so its more reasonable to continue the journey - first throw the jungle forest with stones & views all the way, pyramid-stones, rare trees, depicted in sacred Vedas, and other wonders.
The next part of the nature trail is a waterfall flow - with cold clear water it saved me from heat and mosquitoes - those little vampires hasten you all the way! After quite long path I saw visible sign of civilization - "Russia"on a stone.
On a cross-roads I'm surely chose the right direction, and was guided by view-point of Haad Yuan. So trust to the master - always try to chose wrong way and never use guides and software applications, maps and tips of "experienced" folks - we all stealing priceless pieces of your own experience - your Life - religious people like me believe that its theft from God, not from the person - from The One who enjoy. Courage myself with that ideas, I was looking around, in a middle of a day Sun get its Max power.
Attempts to relax on a hot stone, and I following my way - last part was hard because the road was hot and not comfortable to walk without shoes (I left them in Haad Rin, because wanted just to walk on a sandy beach there:) - Until eventually "Stone Bar" sign appears. What's a good name - we just created page for "High Stone Villa"and it was looks like a good sign.
This gives the feeling to stop making pictures and have a lunch at the best restaurant at the East! If you know it - you would agree, as photo will not be provided (as food not getting better with super-popularity of the already popular place:). Way back I made on boat - same 300 THB as at night to the party!