A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by Big Boy » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:04 am

Most have now gone throughout Thailand's 'Farang' resorts. It was part of the Junta's clean up Thailand's beaches campaign.
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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by Juice81 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:56 pm

So what you're saying, for example in Khao Takiab, we are not going to see the same old beach bars that rent also the sun bathing chairs and serve fod and drinks?? I really hope this is not the case...

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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by HHTel » Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:28 pm

Sorry Juice, all gone. Having said that Ton's is still there closest to Monkey mountain but that is overshadowed by the new ferry terminal they're building.
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Post by Big Boy » Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:31 pm

Get away from a Farang resort to somewhere like Cha-Am and you'll be OK.
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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by Juice81 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:57 pm

Crap! Now my holiday is ruined...we have small children and a free condo in Khao Takiab so not going to go to Cha-am. :cuss: what are we going to do the whole month? Stay at the pool? Any ideas?

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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by TicTac » Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:27 pm

Yesterday was the worst I have seen the beach. Besides jellyfish, there were tonnes of rubbish being washed ashore. From plastic to hair clips, from kids toys to even a shoe. The beach really has become a disaster. And there is some toxic yellow foam that I have seen for years. Does anyone know what it is?

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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by Juice81 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:35 pm

Oh swell, sounds even more promising! I was looking forward to a nice getaway mostly at the beach but now it's turning to a nightmare that is now looming for four months.

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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by Pagey » Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:39 pm

Juice81, don't be put off by the above, it's a bit melodramatic. The beach will be cleaned up in a day or two if not already and the foam is definitely not 'toxic', just doesn't look too nice.

Edit : It didn't stop many Thais enjoying themselves on the beach and in the water around 5 pm last night.
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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by Juice81 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:42 pm

So in other words the juntas clean up the beaches operation has done the thing that there's no more locals that clean the washed crap out in the morning before tourists come to the loungers?

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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by Juice81 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:52 pm

Pagey wrote:Juice81, don't be put off by the above, it's a bit melodramatic. The beach will be cleaned up in a day or two if not already and the foam is definitely not 'toxic', just doesn't look too nice.

Edit : It didn't stop many Thais enjoying themselves on the beach and in the water around 5 pm last night.
Oh okay, sigh...what about beverages and all the little snacks? You cannot get them anywhere anymore?

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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by Big Boy » Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:53 pm

juice, don't worry about the rubbish, it happens every year and can get much worse than it is now. It will be cleared away by Christmas - no problem for February. Here's a video from a few years back that I've posted a few times:



Regarding jellyfish, they are always there (I don't believe the Box Jellyfish presents a problem here, but can't be sure), just sometimes more than others. Be careful - keep an eye open - I've always been able to spot them drifting my way. Make sure you have vinegar, or one of the other remedies at hand.

There are a couple of spots where you can still get a deckchair or sunbed, and the beach restaurants that have survived are generally just off the beach. I'm sure you and your kids will have a great time.
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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by TicTac » Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:55 pm

Pagey wrote:Juice81, don't be put off by the above, it's a bit melodramatic. The beach will be cleaned up in a day or two if not already and the foam is definitely not 'toxic', just doesn't look too nice.

Edit : It didn't stop many Thais enjoying themselves on the beach and in the water around 5 pm last night.
So what's the toxic looking yellow foam. Does anyone know?

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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by Juice81 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:02 pm

Okay! Thanks Big Boy for appeasing...! I think we are going to be just okay.

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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by Pleng » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:24 pm

Juice81 wrote: Oh okay, sigh...what about beverages and all the little snacks? You cannot get them anywhere anymore?
If we're talking about the beach on the south side of Khao Takiep, there's still a load of little restaurants and places to get drinks. Fear not.

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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by Juice81 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:35 pm

Pleng wrote:
Juice81 wrote: Oh okay, sigh...what about beverages and all the little snacks? You cannot get them anywhere anymore?
If we're talking about the beach on the south side of Khao Takiep, there's still a load of little restaurants and places to get drinks. Fear not.
Yes, that what I'm talking about! Oh good! This is great news! Thank you so much!

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