“Bond, James Bond”

The next day, we cruised over to check out James Bond Island. It is called James Bond island because they filmed some scenes from The Man With the Golden Gun there.

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Everyone got into the James Bond action. We played Maddie’s favorite card game, called “BS” during one of the few rain storms that we had for the week.

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James Bond Island is basically two islands joined by a beach. In the small bay formed by the two islands is a large rock formation that juts out of the water and is the focal point for the “evil solar ray of world dominance” in the movie. Now it is basically a tourist trap. So, we chose to just dingy around the island.

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After that, we sailed up to a floating fisherman’s village.

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We got a ride from one of the locals on his long boat. Not sure what they call these types of boats, but they were everywhere. It is a very long skinny boat. It is propelled by what looks like a car engine mounted on the back of the boat. The engine is directly connected to the propellor and the driver steers by angling the motor back and forth.

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We then spent some time exploring the vendors and scenes of their village.

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After an awesome Thai lunch, we headed back out to our boat to find anchorage for the night.

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During our visit to the floating village, I scored a copy of The Man With the Golden Gun.

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We returned to James Bond Island for the night, so that we could watch the movie in the shadow of James Bond Island. How many people can say they have done that!

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The venue was amazing and the movie was amazingly awful. I don’t recommend it. At the end of our trip, we left the movie on the boat so that we could share the joy.

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