The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

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Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

Pattaya Beach 1980

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

 Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay, lets start with the old clunkers, funnily enough some of these boats from 1980 are still being used today.

Here is a perfect example in 2016

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

I guarantee this classic has been working in the bay for 60  or more years. I would definitely recommend a life jacket. 🙂

Protection from the burning sun?

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

No way José , just sit there & fry.

At least the captain has shade in this one.

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

Forget the passengers the captain is ok. 🙂

This old bucket has just had a paint job.

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

Looks pretty good with the new paint job.

One extreme to another

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

Here is one of the hundreds of speed boats that take tourists, mainly Chinese, to Koh Larn & Para-sailing. This one is grossly overpowered with almost 700 HP to push it along.

Even all that power doesn’t always do the job.

Speedboat stuck on sandbar

These Thai drivers are not very skillful I’m afraid.

Every morning in Pattaya

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

The boats start gathering on Pattaya beach from 6.30 every morning.

Here come the Chinese tourists

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

Every day thousands flock to Pattaya to board the boats.


And now for something different

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

A nice catamaran pulls into the beach.

 Koh Larn ferry

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

The 40 minute ferry ride to Koh Larn will set you back B30, or 86 U.S. cents.

Needs a little work

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

One owner, & open to all reasonable offers.

Here is one being done up

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

Still a little work to be done but starting to look good.

There are some luxury boats here as well.

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

Just wander around some of the marinas along the coast and you will finds some very nice boats. However please don’t expect the “French Riviera”. 🙂

Ocean Marina yacht club

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

I could happily live aboard this baby. 🙂 If you would like to enjoy a little luxury for around $50 usd per night just book through THIS LINK.

Yacht club

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

Not too bad at all. 🙂

One of these would do me

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

This would be a great little runabout.

Here is a classic

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

Don’t know if it’s a yacht, a ketch, a sloop or none of these, but it is a beautiful boat. 🙂

High & dry in Pattaya

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

Low tide as I’m sure you have already guessed. 🙂

For sale?

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

One owner, needs a little work. 🙂


Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

 

Here is a guy hoping to catch some fish.

Dive boat

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

 

Dive boat loaded & ready to go.

Fishing boat near Koh Larn

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

I wonder how many years & how many fish this old clunker has seen. 🙂

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

Check out BIG DADDY with 750 HP waiting to suck fuel like 50 thirsty camels at an oasis in the Sahara desert. 🙂

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Boat show 2016

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

I can’t imagine how much this one would cost. 🙂

Pattaya City

Many wonderful boats Pattaya Bay

 

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Author: David Herd

My history, particularly over the last 30 years is dominated by overseas travel. I sold my home in Australia October 20th 2011 and have have been living in Thailand since then. I don’t know where the time has gone? It seems like you go to sleep one night, wake up the next morning, and 20 years have flashed by. Not sure how many years I have left, however I have enjoyed a wonderful charmed life, and if it all ended today I would leave this world with no regrets. I was born in Sydney halfway through the last century, started my travels in the 60s with the usual U.K. Europe adventure at the age of 20, back to Australia and worked in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide in Sales & Marketing with multinational companies including Sanyo, Canon & Remington. Engaged to be married 3 times and never quite made it to the alter, finally realized by the mid 90s I was not cut out for "long term relationships" so I moved to the Gold Coast in Queensland in January 1987, worked for a couple of banks as a Financial Planner, I took a year off work in 1998 to travel and never went back to full time work again, after 25 fun filled years on the Coast I packed up and moved to Thailand. What is the purpose of this blog? Well I really want to use it to record my travel experiences & to display my photographs, give and receive travel tips, comment on places I visit, restaurants I eat in and use it to replace the autobiography I intended to write, apart from all that it helps me fill in my day. :) I moved to Thailand mainly because I wanted to keep travelling while my health allowed me to, there are huge advantages being closer to all the places I want to visit. Cost of living in Thailand is around 35% of the cost in Australia, plus flights are 50% cheaper because you are much closer to everywhere. ???? Consequently I am able to travel to many more places compared to living in Australia. Having said all that, it is & has always been my intention to return to Australia when my travelling is finished, I predict this will happen around 2021.

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