T'was a dark and stormy night....

T'was a dark and stormy night....

T'was a dark and stormy night....


It doesn't look very dark or stormy, but actually there was a fairly large thunderstorm underway off the coast of Koh Lanta, thailand. Unfortunately I didn't manage to capture any of the lighting bolts, but this long exposure just about captured some of the sheet lighting lighting up the sky.

The glowing lights behind the horizon are fishing boats which use large lights to attract fish at night.

The photograph was taken while we were staying at Relax Bay, a lovely resort in Koh Lanta in Thailand.

Taken on: 14th December, 2009. Copyright: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License - See Many Moon Honeymoon's page of Flickr

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For a long time something of a forgotten island in traveller terms, Ko Lanta is these days making a name for itself as one of southern Thailand's best getaway spots.

The long, slender island of Ko Lanta, or Ko Lanta Yai to be exact, used to be a backpacker destination playing second fiddle to the grand traveller magnets of Ko Phi Phi and Railay Beach on the west coast, and Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Tao on Thailand's east coast. Those looking for a little less action and little more relaxation and even culture, headed over to Ko Lanta instead.

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