I was on Ko Lipe 22 years ago, in 1996, on a sailing holiday with my parents, and I can't describe to you how much the place has changed. There was no tourism back then. Just a few yachts and a few backpacker-type places. Just a couple of shacks on the beach offering simple but … Continue reading Ko Lipe, Southern Thailand
We're in Malaysia (again). After trying the main town anchorage in Kuah, and realising it was all mud with very bad holding, we decided to head into the marina. The marina is very affordable and it makes provisioning so much easier. You can just walk down the pontoon with the shopping and load it onto … Continue reading Back again
We finally and eventually managed to extract ourselves from Phuket and found ourselves spending a night in Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi Lee. The place became famous after the movie 'The Beach" with Leonardo Di Caprio was filmed here. We had passed this busy bay on the way up but hadn't stopped. It was too … Continue reading Take me to the Beach!
I love it when friends happen to turn up exactly when we are in the area, totally by coincidence. And not just one but two sets of friends turned up in the last week. We had a lot of fun going for a day-sail, hanging on and around the boat and lazing by the pool in … Continue reading Old Friends!
We just love Thailand. Comfortable anchorages with lovely sandy beaches make for a great daily routine, starting off with a swim or a SUP to the beach early morning, followed by school, lunch and then another trip to the beach in the afternoon. It's just perfect. The locals are friendly, the food is great (and … Continue reading Good Times
We've had so many little fish under our boat here in Naiharn, Phuket. They are beautiful to watch and make a great subject for some cool underwater shots... There's also a short video of this amazing fishbowl which we put on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbGpxeGwd0c&t=49s
It's been a while since the last blog... but, yes, we are still in Phuket. We're anchored at Naiharn beach, a lovely and quiet bay with no jet skis or noisy long-tails around. We're rather enjoying our time here and just getting on with life as we know it: school in the morning, boat jobs, … Continue reading Phuket
Well, we're certainly not complaining about the weather here. We're experiencing a lovely dry heath, with a refreshing afternoon breeze and relatively cool nights. Long may it last!
We're back in civilisation, there's no doubt about that! We've been in Phuket for a few weeks now and it's like being back in the Med during the height of summer. It is super-busy, tourists everywhere, hour-long traffic jams, packed beaches, restaurants and shops galore, busy anchorages and there is no space in any of … Continue reading Back in civilisation…
Welcome to Thailand! Land of the free. It felt like we finally entered paradise again. We had a few lovely stops on the way to Phuket. It's roughly 120 NM from Langkawi to Phuket, so, we split the journey up in three very comfortable day-hops. Our first anchorage was Ko Bulon Le, a small remote island … Continue reading En route to Phuket