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Øyvind Johnsen

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I live with my son and my girlfriend in Phuket. In my free time I go kayaking and motorbike touring,
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1. Paddling in Phuket

A photo-blog about paddling in the mangroves and islands around Phuket

Tags: Phuket, mangrove, island, paddling, kayaking

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  • Back to Koh Kaew Yai
    on Nov 19, 2011
    Koh Kaew Yai is located 1 km. south of Laem Promthep, Phuket's southernmost point.The Buddha first came came to this island before he went on to Phuket, according to an old legend . Koh Kaew Yai is therefore important for Buddhists and there are alwa...
  • Bridges and mangroves
    on Nov 1, 2011
    The fishing village Ban Tha Chat Chai is Phuket's northernmost village. Less than 500 meters of water is separating this village on Phuket from Phang Nga on the mainland. 3 bridges is connecting Phuket to the mainland.The tra...
  • Klong Mudong
    on Oct 14, 2011
    Klong Mudong,  a large tidal estuary that flows into the mangroves along Phang Nga Bay on Phuket's east coast. The natural scenery here has inspired many artists and been the focus of several photo contests.The Klong Mudong area a...
  • Makprok to Yacht Haven Marina
    on Sep 20, 2011
    Maprok is located on Phuket's north eastern coast. In one of the villages in this area there is a pier where tourboats and speedboats are departing. These boats are doing daytrips out to the islands in the Phang Nga bay. Most people who live here are...
  • The mangroves in Paklok
    on Aug 22, 2011
    Large parts of the coast in Paklok, on Phuket's eastern side, is covered by mangrove forest. During low tide, local people, mostly fishermen, walk on the mud flats between the mangrove trees that look like they have been planted on land. Wh...
  • Ao Por
    on Aug 7, 2011
    Ao Por is a secluded bay on the north eastern coast of Phuket where a muslim fishing village is located. Ao Por is slowly developing, by new real estate projects, a new marina and tourist related business, but it's still a quiet litte place wit...
  • Bang Rong
    on Aug 2, 2011
    Bang Rong, a small Muslim community of about 1,000 people that is based on fishing is located in the northeast of Phuket.Bang Rong is a self-sustaining community in the mangroves on Phuket's eastcoast. The mangroves are a sou...
  • Laem Ao Por
    on Jul 21, 2011
    Laem Ao Por is a cape located between Bang Rong and Ao Por on Phuket's east coast. From the top of the cape there is a nice view over Phuket's eastcoast and the nearby islands in Phang Nga bay. Along the cape there are several beaches, thes...
  • Laem Hin to Koh Sirey
    on Jul 1, 2011
    I'm going out on a kayak trip from Laem Hin on the east coast of Phuket to Koh Sirey, a island located just a few kilometers east of the center of Phuket Town. A narrow channel is separating Phuket  and Koh Sirey.In the...
  • Rawai
    on Jun 12, 2011
    Rawai, a nice shady beach with great views of the outlying islands, is located in the south of Phuket.The beach is used as a mooring point for the many fishermen who live in the area. Longtail boats and  speedboats for hire also l...
  • Ao Thamaprao
    on May 23, 2011
    Ao Thamaprao is a bay located on Phuket's east coast. Along the mangrove forest-clad shores of Ao Thamaprao is the village Ban Laem Sai, a small muslim fishing village. A tidal channel is going from Ao Thamaprao and several kilometers inland. This ch...
  • Koh Maphrao
    on May 4, 2011
    Koh Maphrao, or Coconut Island, is still like Phuket was 30 years ago, before all the tourists arrived.Koh Maphrao is on the east coast of Phuket, a peaceful place with agro-tours and homestay with local families available. The island's man...
  • Royal Phuket Marina to Laem Hin
    on Apr 28, 2011
    I am going to paddle from the Royal Phuket Marina and south to the pier in Laem Hin. I will paddle along the mangrove forest that covers most of Phuket's east coast on my way south.With 350 berths for yachts of up to 35 metres long and 400 luxury...
  • Yamu to Boat Lagoon
    on Apr 20, 2011
    Yamu is a small muslim village on Phuket's eastcoast that is located along a beach south of the Cape Yamu peninsula. In the last few years several high-end residential condominiums, penthouses and luxury villas have been built here. I'll paddle...
  • Koh Nakha Noi, Koh Phae and Koh Yamu
    on Apr 11, 2011
    Koh Nakha Noi is known as the Pearl Island. It has a single long beach which runs around the north and western side of the island. It is a beautiful, pristine, unspoiled stretch of sand with overhanging coconut palms.The island is best kno...
  • Koh Nakha Yai
    on Apr 7, 2011
    Koh Nakha Yai is a small island located 3 km. east of Phuket. The island is transforming from a sparsely inhabited fisherman’s island to an resort getaway. Koh Naka Yai is the postcard image of paradise – beaches of fine white sands lin...
  • Koh Raet
    on Apr 6, 2011
    I am going out to Koh Raet located 1,000 meters east of the beach in Ao Por.This island was also called Jumeirah Private Island for a while.Koh Raet was purchased by the Dubai based firm Jumeirah which renamed the island Jumeirah Phuket Private Islan...
  • Koh Kaew Yai
    on Mar 22, 2011
     I am starting from the south end of the beach in Rawai and I am going to paddle out to Koh Kaew Yai.Kaew Yai Island as it is called in English is 1 km. south of Laem Promthep on Phuket's southern tip. From the beach in Rawai it is 4 k...
  • Koh Bon
    on Mar 21, 2011
    I find a good place to launch my kayak on the southern part of Rawai beach and I am heading towards the island of Koh Bon, or Bon Island as it is called in English, this island is located 2 km. west of Rawai I am approaching the southe...
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