27.12.2016 30 °C
The overnight train arrived into Surat Thani at 7.30am, 12 hours after leaving Bangkok, the night train ride went well all things considered -
although we seem to keep stopping every 20mins or so at first and only travelling at around 20 mph !
But as the night went on we seem to stop slightly less and eventually we dozed off to sleep.
After leaving Surat Thani Rail station we got onto our minibus and shortly after stopped for breakfast on-route to the Khao Sok National Park,
our base for the next 2 days.
We arrived just before lunch, checked into our rustic cabin which was surrounded by trees and a nearby river,
then went for a local walk and had some lunch.
It was slightly cooler today at 30c ! But the humidity made up for it.
After lunch we walked down the road and into the Khao Sok National Park for a trek through the jungle canopy.
The canopy and large bamboo gave plenty of wanted shade from the Sun as we walked through the forrest to the waterfalls and streams.
Along the way we spotted several monkeys, lizards and the odd very large monitor lizzard. We trekked to as far as we could go -
a lodge with a security guy which wouldn't let you go any further unless you had an official guide with you !
Given the time of day, we decided to head back for a chill out on our balcony before a group meeting about tomorrow's activities.