Nov 262010
 

The route 4010, 1016, Hwy 1, 1209, Unknown, 1173, 1098, 4004, 1290, 1129,

Total distance 172 km

The riders

David Learmouth – Triumph T100
Phil (feelthenoise) – Honda Phantom
Myself – Honda Phantom
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David and myself ride to Phils house then the three of us head south along hwy 1 for a few km then take a left onto the 1209 and a few km later take a right onto an unnumbered road
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We then use the 1173 and the 1098
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Theres some decent bends on todays trip
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Plenty of good scenery too
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A reasonable flow to the river
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These look a bit overgrown
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Approaching Chiang Saen we stop here
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The proprietor is completely flat out asleep
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Just a bit further on and its Wat Chedi Luang
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Thats looks like I built it, as in it looks like its about to fall over
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On to Chiang Saen and the mighty Mekong
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Then its a ride up to the Golden Triangle to view the Mekong there
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We ride back to south of Chiang Saen to visit Phra Bhoromtharth Buddha Nimit Chedi at N20.14.720 E100.06.058
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The Mekong through the trees
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Zoomed in
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Phil branches off to ride home and I follow David home through some narrow roads
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At Davids house there is a bit of a commotion going on in the garden and this unwelcome guest is spotted. Even though its wounded once its spots the gt-rider T shirt and knowing its going to get its picture on the site the cobra is more than happy to rear up and pose for a few photos
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David asks me to kill it but I have no desire to do this and as picking it up with my hands is not the best option a long bamboo is the answer
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I carry it outside and put it in the fast flowing canal where it soon disappears downstream
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Then its the dogs turn for photos
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Plus a large pig running around the garden
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It seems that it might have been a spitting cobra and this poor dogs eyes may have taken a bit of venom, but hopefully only puffed up eyes for a short while.
It certainly was an interesting day today.

Get the gdb file here …

 Posted by at 11:34 pm

  3 Responses to “Three Visit The Mekong Plus Some Snake Charming”

  1. Hi Brian

    Yes go ahead, I am glad you are enjoying the website

    Cheers

    Colin

  2. I want to ask if it is ok. to copy some pictures-to show my friends in denmark on facebook.???

  3. Yes – it was an OK day.
    Shame about the snake but if it stayed outside the garden the dogs would not get it! NamTarn’s eyes are OK again now – she has been learning from Joey Dog – the master snake destroyer!

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