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24th July 2014

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Things I see, pedaling my way through narrow little street in Chan city, and these panda and duck boats caught my eye. Stored under a house next to a yet to be completed flood diversion canal, maybe their time will come! and be back in the water again.

Things I see, pedaling my way through narrow little street in Chan city, and these panda and duck boats caught my eye. Stored under a house next to a yet to be completed flood diversion canal, maybe their time will come! and be back in the water again.

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24th July 2014

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Pedaled my was across Chan city to the north-west area today, and then off-road along the tracks alongside the canals. 

When completed it will add several kilometres of cycling tracks (concrete) along each side of the canals. Huge project, I meandered along and was surprised to find the ‘exit’ in last photo is near the Roman Catholic cathedral at Chantaboon.

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23rd July 2014

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Two of my favourites  - first the track to a part of Chao Lao beach about 800m north of the main/popular beach. No shops, and only rarely people here.

Second the hill from south end Chao Lao over to Paknam Khaem Nu. It’s much easier in this direction, going south-north it’s a very short/steep climb … but then a leisurely cruise down to sea level again.

Happy cycling.

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23rd July 2014

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23 July 2014

'No Swimming' at Chao Lao beach. Apart from two busloads of tourists who chose to ignore the signs.

Further south on Chao Lao beach, low tide meant a long walk out to the boats moored in the shallows.

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23rd July 2014

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Cycling food! Courtesy of the 7/11 store at Khlong Khud, a snack on today’s ride. 
Yes it would be a ‘fail’ in healthy eating terms, but I like it! Those burgers are fantastic, 25 baht, microwaved till the cheese is about a thousand degrees!

Cycling food! Courtesy of the 7/11 store at Khlong Khud, a snack on today’s ride. 

Yes it would be a ‘fail’ in healthy eating terms, but I like it! Those burgers are fantastic, 25 baht, microwaved till the cheese is about a thousand degrees!

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21st July 2014

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Party at Paknam Khaem Nu, 30 August 2014, Chanthaburi coast!!

Party at Paknam Khaem Nu, 30 August 2014, Chanthaburi coast!!

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21st July 2014

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Big bees at Paknam Khaem Nu

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21st July 2014

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Laem Sing port at mouth of the Chan river; no idea why the ‘One Stop Service’ building has recently been abandoned, looked around and couldn’t find any sign of the current whereabouts of Thai Customs Dept.

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21st July 2014

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From today’s 72km cycle ride - a loop across the edge of Chan city to Laem Sing, Chao Lao and back to Tha Mai

First stop at Nong Bua, this waterway recently created as part of the Koh Kwang flood diversion to prevent the Chan river flooding the city areas. Second, Lion Head rock, 800m offshore at Laem Sing beach, and 3, your author taking a break in a sala at the Laem Sing rest area

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21st July 2014

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21st July 2014

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Smiles all round at this shop selling statues at the south end of the Laem Sing bridge today

Smiles all round at this shop selling statues at the south end of the Laem Sing bridge today

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21st July 2014

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Laem Sing - my lunch stop today, and had the beach rest area almost to myself. 

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21st July 2014

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New development on the road between Chan city and Laem Sing; the restaurant/cafe is open, with work still to be completed on the adjoining gasoline station.

I had to stop - iced coffee, hot green tea and two pieces of cake (chocolate, coffee) - all for 70 baht; pleasant service and a nice break on my 72km cycle ride today. Definitely a place I’ll stop at again.

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18th July 2014

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Baanrua resort has been a long time in the making, now looks almost complete.

Located at the north end of the bridge at Paknam Khaem Nu and facing down the bay towards Laem Sing, looks a nice place to relax.

Website here (Thai) Baanrua

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18th July 2014

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A bleak day at Chao Lao beach, no swimming today; enjoyed watching this kite surfer taking advantage of the breezy conditions at the south end of the beach

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