So when the anchor hit the sand in Buffalo Bay there was a collective sigh of relief from the crew - we'd arrived.
You could actually feel the tension leaving the boat.
Now, after 10 days here, we're chilling.... It's two years since our last visit, and some things have changed, there are more cruising boats visiting, but the essential laid back character of Buffalo Bay remains the same.
This is a very beautiful place, I think perhaps the finest cruising boat anchorage on the west coast of Thailand. When the other locations are rolly, Buffalo Bay is nearly always OK. Local businesses will provide drinking water for visiting boats, and the river delivers good water when there has been rain. Of course the food is still sensational. But what about the hippies ?