Saturday, 31 July 2021

One Summer - Gabe Watkins [on Jomtien Beach, Thailand]

I was alerted to Gabe Watkins latest ballad on Youtube, and my eyes were so startled and happy to recall the the film set. It was filmed on the very beach I lived on, as a beach bum on the Eastern Riviera of Thailand, sometimes known as Chonburi or Jomtien more precisely.

I know that horizon like the palm of my hand, I recall vividly the view in the video,  and in the middle is this island below, known locally as bum island (ก้น) with the sun setting on it, yet not so easy to see on a hazy day.

And now, 12,000 miles away it's staring me in the face.