Trip to Ban Phe, Rayong – Koh Samet ferry

Sawadee Khrap

_MG_0464-EditDon and I took what we thought to be a small excursion to Rayong and then to Ban Phe – but it turned into a full day/night adventure. First the photo of the Ban Phe ferry station to Koh Samet and the adjoining Aquarium._MG_0432-Edit   The beach areas around here are really beautiful – a real secret and great place to swim and relax.  Excellent accommodations are available, ranging from the huge VIP Cond to smaller and cheaper spots from 350+Baht/night_MG_0477_MG_0504.  There is a park across the street and a small bar where our adventure started when my starter on the car failed._MG_0510_MG_0494   We were very fortunate to have made it this far and not broken down on the way, having stopped several time along the way to take photos and check out the local sights, and being automatic we could not push it to start.  This was about 4:00 PM – _MG_0530luckily, we found help – they call a tow truck, but this turned to be a major operation as they had to remove the front fiberglass bumper before they could tow it.  Home by 10:30PM  Total bill = 3,000Baht towing = 4,000 Baht repair (rebuild starter + new CVC joint in front end – might as well get it all repaired since it was in the shop)  7,000 Baht – that’s about $210 US.  Tow and repair  100+ KM    reasonable.   Next time more images  haha.