Ko Yo Photo Essay

Ko Yo is a sleepy little fishing island about 40km from Hat Yai. To reach it you must drive over the longest concrete bridge in Thailand at 2.6km. The oddest thing about the island are the many houses on stilts out in the sea. These are mainly restaurants (famous for they’re fresh just-caught-this-morning seafood) and homestays. Wooden (wobbly and creaking) platforms lead the way across the water, past fisherman nets and boats to the little homes.

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We met some locals who were waiting for the fish to come in, so we sat with them awhile and had an ice cream then wandered round the island. Some of the homestays are adorable looking and painted in bright colours and others look like they are about to collapse but I think that was the charm of this village.

As Karen is leaving Thailand we wanted to see more and her Thai friend offered to drive and show us this island so I used it as a way to practice photography that I haven’t done in a long time!

House on stilts

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Fisherman with fish

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Weighing the catch

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Loading the fish into the truck

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Nets for fishing

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Wooden walkway

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View from land

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Abandoned boat

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Boat repair shop

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Scenery!

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Me being silly with a net, but behind you can see the colourful home stays!

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