On the Nakornchaisri RiverPosted: August 4, 2015
When you travel with local people you see hidden gems you might not find on your own. I know for certain I would never have found the Nakornchaisri River, nor the cafe on its banks. At first glance I thought it was a floating restaurant until I realized that we were not moving. In front of us was a continuous parade of water hyacinth on the water, big tangles of it moving quickly by, which created the illusion of movement under my feet. Occasionally a heron could be seen going along for the ride and once a huge, and likely dead, monitor lizard was caught in the mess of leaves and roots. The effect was a bit dizzying and a sight that will stay with me for a long time.
With every sketching spot in Thailand there is an accompanying meal, chosen with care by our host to maximize the number of different ingredients we try. I have been trying to record some of the delights that arrive on the table but these sketches are in a tiny sketchbook and will be posted when I get home.