The Last of the Long-Tails

Long-Tail Boat Close-up

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I don’t know if I’ve done it justice so far. About 50% of my pictures are long-tail boats but I’ve only posted a couple here. I like this shot as most of mine were taken from the beach so you just see the boat in profile. It’s always nice to be able to shoot down at something or up at it – angles, man! This was from the pier in Mae Haad as we waited for our ferry to come.

Thailand Stereotypes: Long-Tail Boats

Tail-less Longtail Boat

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After Phad Thai and images of the King, there is nothing you will see more often in Thailand than the ubiquitous Long-Tail Boats. Built for speed in narrow waterways (I can confirm – *very* fast), they are all over Bangkok, but also all over the numerous island shores. This shot was taken off Sairee Beach on Koh Tao. Missing, of course, is the long-tail part – you can see the usual look here. Gotta love that color-changing water too.