We walked part of the way and then rented bikes for 40 baht. Now, anyone who knows me knows that I am not the best bike rider in the world. In fact, I am slightly ashamed to admit that I once ran my bike into a parked car. For some reason I didn't think about this when I decided it would be a good idea to ride around the island, on narrow lanes raised about 3 feet above the surrounding bogs. I was terrified I would steer my bike right off the edge. My knuckles were literally white with the stressful effort not to careen off the track and to my imminent doom. Since I am here writing this however, I guess you can tell I survived the day. And it ended up being a fun time. As we rounded back towards the busy side of the island we ran into a market, which was crazy crowded but also cool. The island is known for its pottery so there were plenty of stalls selling decrative clay pottery, plants in pottery, food and drink in pottery, pottery tea sets, pottery in blulk, pottery for kids...just about anything you can think of. After dropping our bikes off we even got to visit the islands lone micro brewery. It was relaxing just to sit by the water and enjoy a cold beer at the end of the day.
So the island had a little bit of everything and was a really nice place to visit for the day. I think I'll be back next time I have a free weekend.