Diary of a Scuba Instructor on holiday in Klong Muang, Krabi

Klong Muang is a lovely little coastal town situated about 10km north of Ao Nang, Krabi. It came on the back of a recommendation from Karen, the lovely lady who runs Silver Cliff Resort, where we stayed near Khao Sok National Park.

The morning started with a gorgeous breakfast at Cafe 8.98 where mum and I had a pricey, but delicious feast. It definitely lived up to the high expectations and recommendation from Elle (thanks!).

We hopped on our rented scooter from Mr Kord and proceeded to take several wrong turns on our scenic route, before finally stopping at Pan Beach. It was tucked at the back of a resort and initially I was worried we might be trespassing to get to it, but as long as you buy a drink from their bar you’re good to go!

I sat around for half an hour and listened to some music, but when mum returned from a short walk on the beach to tell me that there’s litter everywhere, I couldn’t help myself. I had to take a long walk up the beach to pick up everything I could manage.

The most important rule of land cleaning is to log your data.

We could spend every day of our lives picking up litter, but if we never document what we’re collecting, then the manufacturers of these products will never be held to account. It’s vitally important that the information is documented so that legislation can be implemented – on the back of data collation – to cease production of these products and plastics in the first place.

Daily Beach Clean Instagram post on Pan Beach, Klong Muang, Krabi

Based on my experience today, I formed a new mission.

I want it to be natural for people who spend time at the beach to take a short walk together to collect and document any litter they can.

We have so many dedicated teams of people doing this on a monthly or weekly basis around the world. Perhaps we could all work together to do it, daily? There are people sitting on beaches literally every single day, we just need to encourage this behaviour to become more commonplace!

Exhausted after a solo beach clean, but definitely satisfied!

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song of the day: Radiohead – Everything In Its Right Place

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