Dovetail Groove Method Tunes and Had Yao Beach, Krabi

Pictures taken during an eventful jog along Had Yao Beach, Krabi, Thailand on June 10th, 2017. Music by my son, David Cummings, from his newly-released album “Dovetail Groove Method.” It’s available at


Making Long-tail boats (so named because of the long propeller shaft on the back once the engine is installed) is an important cottage industry in this area.

Our quiet, wide and long beach makes a great area for motorized paragliding. From a previous conversation with one of the aviators, they are making plans to build a small airstrip for ultra-light aircraft in a field just off of the beach. Great potential for some adventure tourism!

With beautiful sunsets every night over the Andaman, you can’t help but raise your arms and kiss the warm sea breeze.





Author: CummingsRL

Lt. Col. Robert Cummings, completed his PhD dissertation on the Thai-Chinese community in Hat Yai at Chulalongkorn University. He has an MA-International Studies and MBA. A retired US Air Force command pilot and Asian Affairs specialist, he served as assistant professor of history at the Air Force Academy and assistant air attaché in the US Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand. Conversationally fluent in Chinese and Thai, he currently resides in Thailand.

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