Today saw the start of the Vegetarian Festival with the raising of the Go Teng Pole to welcome the Gods down to earth. Looks like they brought the clouds down with them this year!
The festival usually arrives with some rain but today it was pretty major weather. Patong Hospital was once again cut off by flooding as was the road to Chalong. As for me, well I spent the whole day wearing a plastic raincoat and had a rather late departure from work as we moored our boat just above the rocks, leaving it stuck aground at low tide. (Not the first time!)