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”.