Of course, minutes after making my post last night, there was a massive thunderstorm that lasted for about an hour and took out all internet access. It was pretty impressive - sheet lightning lit up the entire beach and the rain was just this side of torrential.
I don't think I've discussed the dogs here yet - they are everywhere on the island, and our little beach had at least a dozen, including some incredibly cute puppies. They were cowering in the dining area with us, along with many geckos. We had a bottle of wine and bananas in coconut milk. I recommend it for anyone sitting through a tropical storm.
This morning, we survived the taxi ride to Thongsala and will be boarding our ferry to Surathani in about an hour. Next update: Korea once more.