Leaving anywhere or anyone is painful for me. Some people manage it well, I do not. So leaving Hua Hin for England was no different.
The last few photos I took are already uploaded, no decisions to make with this jet lagged brain.
First Pete, who is also leaving. He and his band were the first people I took pics of two years ago. What a change there's been. Pete has grown, he is the musician he was beginning to be. Confidence, experience and regular projects and gigs have all contributed to this growth. Strutting off the stage, growling the vocals and playing his guitar with a fire that wasn't there before.
And with the band
So good luck to Pete, wherever he moves on to.
I took photos of the chess players a long time ago but this game was in progress as I made my way along the market a couple of days before we left. This man was being totally beaten, and I arrived just in time to see his last move. I asked if I could take photos and surprise, the almost winner was very happy to allow me. At the end the loser grumbled in Thai, 'Great now my defeat is recorded on some foreigner's camera.' Or something to that effect.
On the walk I also found a picture perfect Tuk-tuk just wishing for a camera to arrive and snap it.
And as it's Easter Sunday, new life in the form of Sun, pronounced with an up tone. Who is the centre of attention at the moment for the family who have been so kind to us all the time we have been in Hua Hin.
So before one last picture, A bientot Hua Hin, see you soon all our friends who are there and all the others, scattered around the world, we have met there. Here is my goodbye shot,