Thursday, August 27, 2009

Elephants on Elephant Island

I meant to blog about the holiday we had with Husband's sister and her family. We went to Koh Chang which we've been to lots of times: it's where the Skyros holiday was. It's the second largest island after Phuket but is considerably less developed.

Before they came SiL had requested elephant rides because Nephew (aged 7) is obsessed by them; 'Ellie' is his security toy. That was easy given our booking on Koh Chang. I'd gone with the Skyros crowd to one of the nicest elephant camps I've ever been to and frankly, I don't tire of elephants; spending time with them, riding on them. They are the most delightful creatures.

What really blew me away though is that Nephew had never seen one in the flesh. I cannot tell you what a privilege it was to share his first elephant experience.


6 comments:

HelenMHunt said...

Beautiful photos x

Carol said...

Awwww, that is a really sweet story!! Elephants are just fantastic creatures aren't they :-)

C x

Debs said...

My mother-in-law adores elephants too.

Love the photos.

Flowerpot said...

I've been to an elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka years ago and that was incredible.

Susie Vereker said...

Lovely elephants - your blog is so quirky, JJ - I never know what to expect when I drop in and that's good.

JJ Beattie said...

Thanks Helen.

Oh Carol, he loved it. I rode with him and it was wonderful.

Debs, they're so beautiful. The longer I look at them, the odder they look.

Oh Flowerpot, how wonderful.

Susie, thank you. I do worry (because I worry about everything) but I do worry it's not either writing or Thailand focussed enough. But in the end, it's just about my life and therefore a mixture of both of those things.