Fun in the sun
Staying at a beachfront hostel, one morning we decided to have a laugh and check out Phangan Wipeout, which is an obstacle course on water â€“ think of a smaller version of the courses you see on Wipeout and Total Wipeout.
It was very fun, but hugely tiring for someone with no upper body strength like me. I was completely shattered after just going half way round!
Assault course craziness
To start the course you have to swing in on a rope. This is also the same place you jump from to launch someone off The Blob – a huge bag of air that will launch someone when two more people jump onto it from the platform.
I was a bit of a flailing mess on my leap and landed right on my face – apparently everyone thought Iâ€™d died! The course also has trampolines, a climbing wall and barrels â€“ and thatâ€™s just for starters. It all sounds quite painful, but I can promise you it is really good fun, and pretty good value at 500 baht for the whole day. This also gives you free access to a pool table, hammocks and food, so after lunch we played some pool and then chilled out watching everyone else falling about it.
If youâ€™re the opposite from me and actually have some sporting skills you may want to rise to the challenge and time yourself to see if you can earn a place on the Phangan Wipeout leaderboard wall of fame! If youâ€™re looking for a fun day out this place is well worth a visit!
All images copyright Laura Beard.