Breakfast with Brian

Me Ra Koh

We have left the island of Koh Tao.  But before parting, I had to share this image.  Every morning we had breakfast at this table overlooking the bay.  Brian was feeling so stuffed up, but doesn’t the scene itself look serene.  The kids would climb the rocks, and we would sit and read over a pot of Green Tea.  Hard to leave this place, but it’s good to be exploring a bit this time.  And off we go to Koh Phi Phi.

For all of my Photo Recipe lovers, here we go!

I lowered my ISO to 100 for the best color saturation.  It was pretty bright out so I could get away with the 100 ISO.  My f-stop was 4.5 because Blaze was all over the place.  So I wanted to make sure I caught some good detail on him.  And my Shutter Speed was 1/80th of a second.


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  1. Jill says:

    What an awesome experience!!! I love hearing your stories along with the pics, I can always imagine it playing out.

  2. Kelli says:

    Love it! I can hear the calm…the sound of the water lapping up against the rocks and the shore..there is NO better sound in my opinion…especially in the morning

  3. Ashley says:

    oh, man….I.NEED.A.VACATION! I love Thailand time! I remember when you went last year and I told my man…”Let’s do this sometime!” You’re being so kind to yourself and your family…GOOD FOR YOU! You’re making memories and building stories that your grandkids some day are gonna want to hear again and again.

    Ahhhhh…I want to go to there!

  4. Jennifer Armstrong says:

    oh cool, me ra! i am excited for the time y’all get to spend there. i just love this picture-thanks for the recipe-and i just love that you are doing the things that are important. thanks for being an example.

  5. I LOVE this picture!

  6. Christina says:

    Amazing shot, I love it

  7. Genie says:

    Hey, I even understand what you’re saying now! LOL! – I cracked myself up!

    Okay, must put Thailand back on my list….Love you!

  8. Charisse says:

    Beautiful pictures from a beatiful person! Thanks for sharing your journey!

  9. jeramy says:

    oh wow….ashley…i am so with you on that! vacation!!!!! i’m calling!!!!!

    i hope you guys get well soon. have fun!

  10. Sue Christianson says:

    Looks soooo beautiful and peaceful! Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us! Have a wonderful time as a family. Hope everyone is feeling better!

  11. DAWN DAVIS says:

    I’ve been thinking about you all and wishing the Davis family was there too see the beauty you are basking in. Enjoy every single second, it goes by way too fast. xoxoxo ~ Dawn

  12. This is just so Gorgeous…Thanks for sharing another day your life with all of us. This picture makes me feel like I’m hiding in the bushes spying. 😉 Hahaha- I wish I really were!

  13. […] why I am on that island. It is mine. It is a place that could be a refuge instead of a challenge. Me Ra Koh is writing now from her island refuge in Thailand. The images are beautiful. My island just happens […]

  14. dana j says:

    Thank you so much for the info on the photo! That means the world to me! One question though, from the focusing point, would you tell me what focusing you use? I mean the dots? Center? All? a specific? I just got my dSLR a few months ago and am learning lots! Thanks!

  15. kathryn colby says:

    MeRa, I have followed your adventures in Thailand since your last visit there and it inspired my husband and I to go there in November for our honeymoon. I FELL.IN.LOVE. The people, the food, the scenery… INCREDIBLE.
    I’m now pregnant- (Yay!) and we made a promise that in five years we will return and share this place with our babies. Thanks so much for your inspiration that you CAN travel to far places with kids- as far as I’m concerned, it’s the best education you can get!
    Have you guys visited Ko Samui? That was our favorite! Good luck and I cant wait to hear/ see more of your days on the great land.

  16. Sara says:

    I love the shot, it looks wonderful and the photo recipe was a great bonus, see you in April!

  17. Freida says:

    So peaceful…