Heavy rains in the north caused extensive flooding there. The rivers involved empty into the Bay of Bangkok, which is the northern end of the Gulf of Thailand. Hua Hin lies on the western shore of the bay. Anything that was in those river valleys is now in the Bay. In the last two days strong winds from the northeast have produced the biggest surf I’ve seen since arriving here. The wind and wave combination has littered the shores with a variety of plant material.
Sprouted seeds of some unknown plant are found every few yards along the shore. What was a natural disaster for the people is just another part of their life cycle.
Laying alongside an ocean pier in breaking surf is good way to lose a boat. Today was the first time I’ve seen the pier without boats tied on.