I can finally breathe a sigh of relief as we leave the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club and head towards the Malacca Strait. The last few days have been hectic, to say the least. Rehua is full to the brim with provisions and we're ready for our next adventure. While Seathan is navigating his way through … Continue reading Rebak Reflections
It all started after a sailing holiday in Croatia, late October 2013. A little taste of cruising life, and what it could be like. We flew back into Heathrow airport and as we circled over London, both Seathan and I questioned what we were getting back to. The daily grind. The long hours in the … Continue reading Four Years Ago
Woohoo ! It's splash day today! I can't begin to tell you what a relief that is for us all. Before we head out to sea we have a week of projects and cleaning up jobs to do but we don't mind that, at least we're back in the water !
I'm hoping that writing a blog will make me feel better, maybe getting it off my chest will lift my spirits. I'm feeling down. Being on the hard for four weeks just does that to a person, ask any other cruiser and they'll agree. Up and down the ladder twenty times a day, then carefully … Continue reading Get me out of here!
The expression "being on the hard" is quite appropriate. It is not a pleasant experience, to say the least. Boats belong in the water. That's what they're designed for. But once in a while, they have to come out for some much needed maintenance, a hull inspection, new anti-fouling, ... This is the fourth time … Continue reading The Hard
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