Temperature, wind speed and direction, sky color, clouds, surf size, umbrellas forests and new pads on the sun lounges all say it’s high season.
People. There is a night and day difference between the photo below and what was here a month ago. The difference is just as large between this year and the scene in a normal high season.
Between the global economy, violent political street protests in Bangkok and this year’s coup, I just realized I’ve lived through as many dry seasons that were less than high as were high. It’s a tough time in the tourist business here unless one caters to weekend visitors from Bangkok.