Swimming at Ban Mai

February 3, 2011

When it gets really hot in the afternoon, a swim in Ban Mai river is the perfect way to cool off. We take the kids down in the truck, and watch them have an immeasurable amount of fun.

Here is a video, filmed by the gorgeous Wahlawutt. It shows a quick snapshot of the river. I think he is a budding film-maker! He pressed ‘stop’ just before you got to see him, which is a shame – he’s a real cutie.

The older kids love to jump off the 7(ish) metre high cliff edge, which is a little scary but a whole lot of fun! Usually we just swim in the shallow, waist-high water, looking after the young ones as they splash and swim and play. The joy in their eyes is beautiful. Then they get cold and wrap themselves in our clothes, as we make the bumpy trip home.

Once we get home, it is bath-time, then dinner. Here is the Rat Pack eating their meal, “Gin Kao”.

(left to right: Sirichai, Wahlawutt, Kalazoo, Mongkon)

Heidi xo

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  • Machteld February 4, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Hello from Bkk!
    Great blog Heidi! Love it :)! Nice pics too!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) February 4, 2011 at 8:32 am

    oh such happy and lovely photos 🙂 Thankyou for sharing!

  • Merowyn February 4, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Oh my god!! Such happiness!!! I bet you wish you could stay there for longer, it looks like you're having an amazing time. xo

  • Hannah February 4, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    How gorgeous! What lovely smiles too 🙂 Swimming would be rather lovely in this Australian heat too, come to think of it!

  • Michelle Chin February 4, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Gin Kao?

  • Anna Johnston February 4, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Beautiful times Heidi, thanks for sharing 🙂

  • The InTolerant Chef February 5, 2011 at 8:22 am

    How mch fun! Swimming sounds good about now, it's so hot!

  • Heidi February 5, 2011 at 9:53 am

    It was loads of fun! I'm really missing it right now. Gin Koa means "let's eat!"

    M&M; – hey!! I hope the performance went well! Give the kids a hug for me. Missing Baan Dada so much xo

    Heidi xo

  • KittyCate February 5, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    I am absolutely loving your posts about your time at Baan Dada – totally heartwarming xx

  • Dylana Suarez February 6, 2011 at 4:48 am

    WOW! Looks so lovely! You have a very inspiring blog!



  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella February 7, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Love these photos! Everyone looks like they are having so much fun! 😀

  • sean February 7, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Looking pretty nice from the snow-cover USA.

  • Iron Chef Shellie February 8, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    oh how much fun!! x

  • Bee February 10, 2011 at 9:39 am

    So cute Heidi =) What a fun thing to do and a great experience to share with the kids x