Jack Rides for WASLI Day Eight

Day Eight:

Jack rides for WASLI:

From Jack:

I have no idea how many donations have been made or how much has been raised during my bike ride from Bangkok to Phuket, but I hope friends and WASLI supporters are donating at www.wasli.org/donation

Today was the penultimate day, a short ride of 90km to Khao Lak, which I thought we would have wrapped up between 08.00 and 11.00, but we took some diversions to the direct route, particularly to see the cemetery where the bodies of more than 100 unidentified victims of the 2004 Boxing Day Indian Ocean tsunami have been laid to rest. I’m sure it is a pilgrimage for some as is the memorial right on the coast.  A stylised wave features in both.  We also went past a field a couple of kilometres inland where two large fishing boats finished up after the big waves.  This part of Thailand suffered the worst from the tsunami.

The breaks were thought provoking, but made restarting the ride difficult.  We are all feeling the physical stress, but our Thai crew keep us in good spirits.  Tonight, we are housed in a five star resort (more likely four star), but the accommodation is on the luxury side compared to the past few nights. Final day tomorrow when we cross over from the mainland to the island of Phuket.  Will be like coming home for me.

 

Tsunami Boat

Tsunami Boat

Somber Steps

Somber Steps