Hello, Thailand. Nice to Meet You!
Watching a skilled climber is watching an artist. Meet Ananas, a master climber of Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand.
“Hannah!” I look up to see Ananas dangling with one hand. I’ve never seen anyone climb that way. His movements are delicate and liquid. He has climbed down a horn and dangles over the water. Without rope or shoes, he is joy untethered.
Deep water soloing is climbing without ropes over water. With Ananas (or Folk) our guide we met Megan and Ryan from Colorado. They were nature lovers, and thinking about moving after Ryan’s graduation. They remarked that we were alike, and asked us about what it was like living in Utah. They were quite sure that though the area was beautiful they wouldn’t get along with Mormons, and were interested in how we could put up with them. A funny conversation ensued where they realized we were these dreaded Mormons they were afraid of. They have since moved to Utah where Ryan works as a veterinarian. They are a couple of our closest friends, though we get to tease them about our first meeting for the rest of our lives. There is no better way to meet than in Ananas’s Thailand.
Wholeness through adventuring with new friends.
Love, “Whole Hannah” – inner i art