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.





Had Yao Beach, Krabi


Had Yao (which means “Long Beach”) is a quiet beach located in Krabi, Thailand, populated mostly by Muslim fishermen, long-tail boat artisans, and farmers. It is my occasional home, where I enjoy jogging, biking, or just strolling to the gentle sounds of the surf rolling in. The local long-tail boat craftsmen are renowned throughout the southern regions of Thailand for their exceptional skills, and there’s nothing like the smell of the freshly-hewn wood as you stroll by their cottage industry. It’s a delight to see local fishermen and women wading out in the shallow surf casting their nets in the early morning or evening, often with rambunctious children in tow. Low tides bring out crowds of clam seekers, digging up a local delicacy which titillates the tongue with the spicy lime and chili seafood sauce. On special Chinese days, we even witness colorful rituals honoring gods of the sea. We have several boutique resorts here, and villas for rent…but mostly it’s a lovely, rustic setting with a daily symphony of birds, cattle, and goats with a chorus of frogs and crickets to welcome our cool, unpolluted, star-filled evenings. Please enjoy this video of my adopted home.