We wake up pretty early (bodies are still running on Beijing time, an hour ahead) and are at breakfast at 7:00 am. There’s a nice view of the beach and ocean from the deck of the restaurant.
We went down to the pool/beach area for little while. When it began to get hot, we went back to our villa where we could sit either inside, or outside under a deck umbrella, or in our own pool.
I went over to the lap pool later in the morning. They have a 50-meter pool for lap swimming. I’m kinda excited to swim laps in a 50-meter pool, as opposed to a 25-meter pool I’ve become used to. I’m curious if the tedium of swimming laps is any different, based on the ldp distance. I actually enjoy the change. It seems easier to swim the extended length and not have to make so many turns back and forth. (I’m really bored with life aren’t I?)
Judy returned to the pool/beach area later in the afternoon. She had an encounter with an employee of the hotel who was trying to setup for an evening BBQ on the beach. He was trying to set up 3 hours before the meal was to begin, and wanted her to move off the beach to the pool area. Judy, and a couple of the other patrons, explained to the guy that they had come a long way to enjoy the beach and sun, and maybe he could work around them for a little while, or setup some beach chairs for them down the beach, out of his work area. As with most problems like this, it was all about the way he did the asking, and his lack of understanding. Judy’s biggest question was if he had this problem every week, and did he handle it so poorly all the other times?
Day One at Koh Samui is a big success. We got in a lot of rest and relaxation, Judy helped train an employee, and neither of us got sunburned!