On the west coast of Phuket is Patong town and beach, famous for its broad bay and lively nightlife. As of July, 2021, the bars and clubs are closed and the town is quiet. Nonetheless I was surprised to find so many people enjoying a walk or jog along the beach at dawn. On the southern end, fishermen were preparing their boats to go out. Even the pigeons found the beach to be a comfortable place to start the day.