Slip Away

Slip Away

Tue Jun 19 1:51 2018 NZST
Run: 31.2nm (56.5km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 89.7nm
19 40.76S 63 25.19E
Weather: sunny upon arrival, rainy now, light winds

Anchored at Port Mathurin, Rodrigues Island. 2000 mile passage completed in 14 days, 10 hours. Although we had a little rough weather along the way, we could not have asked for a better passage on this stretch of the Indian Ocean. Most official formalities are completed here in Rodrigues, and we are now celebrating with a beer. Looking forward to a good night of sleep!

Woo Hoo girlfriend... Mike and I have hashing and rehashing our 57 mile trip for tomorrow.. lol... tell Rich belated happy birthday... I tried the win link a couple of times, but didn’t look like anything got sent... smooth sailing on your feet nail voyage across... much love to you and Rich... Suss

Wuhoo!!! Well done you guys! Following you from our armchairs in our house reno chaos. Aly&Iain

Congrats! Can't wait to hear about your adventures ashore. Enjoy some well-deserved rest!
Mon Jun 18 17:30 2018 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 166.8nm (301.9km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.1nm
19 33.41S 063 52.86E
Weather: partly cloudy, wind 15-20E, seas 2 meters

Almost there! 27 miles to go. Champagne in the fridge. All is well.

Sun Jun 17 16:57 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 165.2nm (299km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.6nm
19 01.94S 066 22.66E
Weather: partly cloudy, wind 18 ESE, seas 2 meters

Day 14 underway to Rodrigues. Moving along quite nicely, although seas are lumpy (what else is new?!). Skies have cleared up a bit. Saw some stars last night, and Rich caught a glimpse of the waxing crescent moon just before it set. All is well aboard. 174 miles to go. Still expecting to arrive tomorrow. Yay!

Hey guys; We been away for a bit so haven't been looking in on you. Glad to hear things are coming to a close and you can enjoy a calm break. After all that rolling around I am sure being still will be a welcome change. XXM&M
Sat Jun 16 17:18 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.3knts
Run: 166.8nm (301.9km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 160.4nm
18 41.73S 068 52.67E
Weather: Overcast, wind 20-25 SE, Seas 3-4 meter swell

Day 13 underway to Rodrigues. Fairly rough at the moment, but tolerable. Big swell on our port quarter. Long period between the swells, so not a lot of bashing, but every once in a while, we get a good roll. There's no moving around the boat without firmly holding on. 319 miles to go. If we continue at this same speed, we should get in Monday afternoon or early evening. :-) All is well!

Fri Jun 15 16:21 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 159.4nm (288.5km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 159.4nm
18 26.30S 71 24.53E
Weather: overcast, wind 20 SE, seas 3 meters

Day 12 underway to Rodrigues. Grey day, with a few rain showers. Great wind so our speed is good, but rough seas. 463 miles to go. We are now over 3/4 of the way to our destination, and that's helping to keep the crew's spirits high. :-)

Thu Jun 14 16:21 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 174.9nm (316.6km)
Avg: 8.9knts
24hr: 213.6nm
18 03.19S 73 48.23E
Weather: mostly cloudy, wind 15-20SSE, seas 1.5-2 meters

Day 11 underway to Rodrigues. Yesterday was very rainy and dreary, and the winds died in the afternoon, so we ended up motoring through the night. Winds are back now, and skies are starting to clear. The last couple of nights were VERY dark with no moon and heavy cloud cover. Spent a good part of yesterday working on a computer glitch. The USB ports on our primary laptop decided they wanted a holiday, which meant that we could not send and receive emails. Using our backup laptop for email now, and it's a bit flaky, but hopefully it will at least get us to Rodrigues. Grr.... 603 miles to go.

Wed Jun 13 20:42 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 141.6nm (256.3km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 123.4nm
17 31.08S 076 24.08E
Weather: overcast, rainy, wind 10-15 SE, seas 1.5-2 meters

Day 10 underway to Rodrigues. Rainy day, but not squally. Computer issues today - unable to answer emails at the moment. Otherwise, all is well. 756 miles to go.

Tue Jun 12 17:09 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.8knts
Run: 169.3nm (306.4km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.2nm
17 04.22S 78 29.68E
Weather: 50% cloud cover, wind 15 SE, seas 2 meters

Day 8 underway to Rodrigues. Not much to report. Moving right along. Seas a bit rolly today. All is well aboard. 880 miles to go.

Mon Jun 11 15:57 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.6knts
Run: 158.8nm (287.4km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.2nm
16 17.40S 080 55.13E
Weather: partly cloudy, wind 12-15 SE, Seas 1.5-2 meters

Day 8 underway to Rodrigues. Beautiful conditions yesterday, last night and today. Would like to put in an order for more of the same for the next week! Winds are a little lighter today than yesterday, but still good. Air and water temps have been gradually cooling off and are quite pleasant. 1026 miles to go. Will be passing our half-way point this afternoon - yay! All is well.

Sun Jun 10 16:18 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 162.4nm (293.9km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162.7nm
15 39.41S 83 12.94E
Weather: sunny, winds 15-20 SE, seas 2 meters

Day 7 underway to Rodrigues. Seas moderated late yesterday afternoon, so the ride has improved. Also, we had no squalls last night. Both of us slept well while off watch, and attitude is much improved. Wind speed is about ideal. All is well aboard. 1165 miles to go

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Hi guys! Been watching your progress and happy things are going "better", that being relative on the IO crossing! Well done so far! By the time you reached Cocos we had arrived in Granada, hauled out and flew back to US. Had to end our season due to failed engine transmission (south of doldrums-argh!) and could not get north of the line in time. Anyway, we had only 8 days from landfall to flying and I left your winlink address aboard. Mostly want to say hi and let you know we are thinking of you both. Happy belated bday RIch - hope Jan secreted away a choc bar for the occasion!
Sat Jun 9 16:21 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 162.1nm (293.4km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 159.4nm
14 57.55S 85 32.54E
Weather: partly cloudy, wind 15-20 SSE, seas rough and confused (3 meter mixed swell and chop)

Day 6 underway to Rodrigues. Conditions have been very mixed on this passage so far. Had a very nice day again yesterday, but then a very squally night last night. Seas became rough last night and have stayed that way today. All is well aboard, except the crew is a bit grumpy. ;-) 1308 miles to go.

Fri Jun 8 15:57 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.9knts
Run: 154.7nm (280km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 159.3nm
14 19.91S 087 52.72E
Weather: partly cloudy, wind 15-20SE, seas 2.5 meters

Day 5 underway to Rodrigues. Yesterday was quite rough and uncomfortable, but the winds have moderated and backed a bit, so it's much better today. Moving right along. All is well. 1449 miles to go.

Thu Jun 7 16:39 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 170.8nm (309.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 165.6nm
13 44.68S 090 06.28E
Weather: Hot, sunny, winds 20-25 SSE, seas 2-3 meters

Day 4 underway to Rodrigues. After a pleasant day of beam-reaching yesterday in 15 knots of wind, conditions became rougher last night, with bigger winds and seas. Not a very comfortable ride at the moment, but all is well aboard. Happy Birthday to Rich! 1580 miles to go.

Happy birthday Rich from Helen and Phil. We have finally made it to Sunflower and are doing boat jobs while we are in Gibraltar. Great to see your passage going well. Hugs to you both, especially the birthday boy.
Wed Jun 6 15:54 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 142.9nm (258.6km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.1nm
13 28.76S 092 37.95E
Weather: partly cloudy, wind 13-15S, seas 1-1.5 meters

Day 3 underway from Cocos Keeling to Rodrigues. Very pleasant sailing conditions at the moment with wind on the beam, moderate seas and partly cloudy skies. No squalls last night, and weather is expected to be settled, albeit windier, for the next couple of days. Approximately 285 miles down, and 1720 to go. All is well aboard.

Tue Jun 5 17:03 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 163.2nm (295.4km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 132.3nm
13 11.48S 094 44.21E
Weather: Overcast, winds 16-18 South, seas 1.5 meters

Day 2 underway from Cocos Keeling to Rodrigues. We had northwest winds 15-20 all day yesterday, so ended up sailing a fair amount south of the rhumbline. We started motor sailing last night at midnight when the winds lightened up a bit and moved further west (on the nose). We motor-sailed until about 10 this morning (Cocos time) when the winds finally backed around to the south. Winds are still slightly west of south, and we are sailing with them about 60 degrees off the bow. Expecting them to back further to the Southeast today - or at least hoping that they do! All is well.

Mon Jun 4 11:27 2018 NZST
12 05.58S 096 52.79E
Weather: light northwesterly winds

Departing Cocos Keeling this morning for our 2,000 mile passage to Rodrigues, which we expect will take us 15-16 days. Winds have been light around Cocos Keeling for the past several days due to a nearby low pressure system, so we may have to motor for a day or so before we hit the tradewinds. The weather forecast looks reasonable, and of course we're hoping for the best, but we've prepared the boat for rough weather just in case, even stowing the dinghy on deck instead of in its davits. Rich will be celebrating his 70th birthday on this passage on June 7. :-) Wish us luck!

Safe passage , we are looking for your updates each day , r Doug & Sandra
Mon May 28 16:03 2018 NZST
12 05.58S 096 52.79E
Weather: windy and rainy

Still hanging out at Cocos Keeling, waiting on a weather window to depart for Rodrigues - probably a few more days. Weather has been quite blustery the past few days - blowing steady in the mid-20's, and squalls with winds reaching into the mid-30's. Winds are settling down from that weather system now, but another one (a trough) is expected to develop in the area tomorrow. And so we wait ...

Sun May 20 15:12 2018 NZST
12 05.58S 096 52.79E
Weather: Sunny, warm, winds 15-20 SE

Still anchored at Direction Island, Cocos Keeling. We've been here a week now, and expect to be here for probably one more. We are enjoying the snorkeling here - the drift through "The Rip", as well as the other reefs scattered about the anchorage. The reefs are very healthy, and the fish life is good - lots of butterflyfish, parrotfish, sweetlips, surgeonfish, wrass and others, as well as the occasional black tip or white tip reef shark (which are not worrisome). We're still looking for eels, octopus, nudibranchs and other creatures - no sightings of those yet. There are some nice walking trails on Direction Island with signboards providing a bit of history. We've also visited Home Island (population of about 700 Malay Muslims) and yesterday, we went to West Island (population of about 100 ex-pats, mostly Aussie and British), as well as a couple of small hotels and restaurants. Grocery shopping is expensive here - a head of iceberg lettuce costs AUD $12. We passed on that. Internet is sparse and also expensive - the wifi hotspot on Direction Island is not working, but we have had a few hours of internet when we visited Home and West Islands - so we're pretty out of touch. (We send these updates through our SSB/Ham Radio email.) When we were at West Island yesterday, we checked our postings on this webpage and saw the comments from friends and family - so good to hear from all of you! We are watching the weather for an opportunity to move on to Rodrigues Island - possibly later this week. All is well. :)

Sat May 12 15:39 2018 NZST
Run: 76nm (137.6km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 101.1nm
12 05.58S 096 52.79E
Weather: Sunny, warm, winds 15 SE

Anchored at Direction Island, Cocos Keeling - our first anchorage in the Indian Ocean! As we approached the island this morning, we were escorted by a pod of dolphins, and after we dropped our anchor, a couple of small black tip sharks swam over to welcome us too. With the sun out, the water here is that beautiful iridescent blue that we have not seen for a while. It's warm here, but not too hot - the tradewinds are maintaining a very pleasant temperature. We are very happy to be here! Overall our passage was good. We mostly had steady tradewinds in the high teens, which is just about perfect, but the seas were not comfortable, with swell running in two directions, usually around 2 meters high, and sometimes up to 3 meters. But we'd been forewarned that the seas in the Indian Ocean are generally rough, so our expectations were managed. We had good weather the first three days of the passage, but then had quite a few squalls the last couple of nights. So we reefed down and sailed slowly the past couple of nights, and everything was fine. We just had some breakfast, and the officials radioed us to let us know they would come out to Slip Away to check us in after lunch, so we're going to take a nap!

Glad to see you made it to your anchorage! Trying to check in on you two!! Love ya! Joyce

Wow!!! Does this mean the entire Indian Ocean passage is done? Whether it does or not, congratulations on great sailing!!! We're watching you. ;) xoxoxox

Oh, that waters sound stunning. How long do you think you will hang out there? Time for a few swims? Enjoy the nap...we are sure it is well deserved. A nice nap for Slip Away too. Off to the gym today, been varnishing, stripping the mast of her fittings. That's about it from here. Cheers, M&M

Jan & Rich , nice to see you safely anchored , we are in Sydney assisting with the pack up for the move to Anchorage for Rob & Li. warm Regards Doug & Sandra
Fri May 11 21:36 2018 NZST
Speed: 3.8knts
Run: 118.6nm (214.7km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.1nm
11 30.55S 097 49.94E
Weather: squally, wind 18-25 SE, seas 2-3 meters

Day 5 underway to Cocos Keeling - 62 miles to go. Last night was a bit dark and stormy - not fun, but it wasn't too bad, and with our sails reefed, Slip Away and her crew were fine. But, it slowed us down a bit, which made it a certainty that we could not arrive at Cocos Keeling this evening before nightfall. Although we intended to go into the "Port Refuge" anchorage, which is supposed to be easy to get into even after dark, we re-thought that plan because we weren't sure if we might have another night of squally weather, which would add a level of stress and difficulty. So, we decided to slow down and plan to arrive tomorrow morning - better to spend another night at sea and enter safely after daylight. We've spent the day lumbering along at around 3-4 knots. Another sailboat on their way to Cocos passed us by, and we chatted briefly on the radio.

Thu May 10 21:42 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 183.1nm (331.4km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 179.4nm
10 26.79S 099 12.32E
Weather: wind 14-18 SE, seas 2 meters

Day 4 Underway to Cocos Keeling. Rich had a busy watch last night with lots of fishing boats, none of which had an AIS signal. Also, seas were a bit lumpy last night, so neither of us slept well, but they moderated today and we both got some sleep during the day (at different times - one of us is always on watch). We occasionally get a hit on the AIS from a large ship, but none have been close. Looks like we will be arriving Cocos Keeling tomorrow evening. If the winds stay up, we can get in before sunset. If not, there is an outside anchorage that looks reasonable to get into after dark.

Wed May 9 21:12 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 161.2nm (291.8km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 169.3nm
08 55.37S 101 24.25E
Weather: wind 15 SE, seas 2 meters

Day 3 underway to Cocos Keeling. Reefed down for a few squalls today, but they haven't had a lot of wind or rain in them. 330 miles to go. All is well.

Whoa...you are getting there! We have become land lubbers and gym junkies.
Tue May 8 22:21 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 156.1nm (282.5km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 152.3nm
07 37.41S 103 21.64E
Weather: wind 12-15 SE, seas 1-2 meters

Day 2 underway to Cocos Keeling. Making good progress. Great sailing winds. Seas a little lumpy, but we're getting used to the constant motion of life at sea. All is well aboard.

Mon May 7 21:45 2018 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 22.3nm (40.4km)
06 17.49S 105 11.88E
Weather: 10 ENE, pleasant seas

Left the anchorage near Krakatoa this afternoon, and we're on our way to Cocos Keeling. :-) Sailing wing-and-wing. Winds are a little lighter than we would prefer at the moment, but we're happy to be on our way, and the winds should pick up in about 12 hours or so. 20 miles down, 600 miles to go. ETA 12 May.

Hey guys, looks like things are tickity boo...Keeping an eye on ya.
Sat May 5 13:42 2018 NZST
Run: 52.6nm (95.2km)
06 05.18S 105 26.95E
Weather: sunny, hot

Anchored at Rakata Kecil. We had an easy and non-eventful passage through the Sunda Straits in the late afternoon yesterday, and then continued on to arrive here last night at about 7:20 p.m. We found our way in and anchored safely, but it was stressful. We arrived almost 90 minutes after sunset, so it was very dark since the moon had not yet risen. Additionally, we needed to weave our way through a number of fishing boats just outside the anchorage, and shortly before we arrived, we were hit with a squall bringing lightning, thunder and some rain. Fortunately, the squall did not have a lot of wind and rain in it, and we crawled slowly up to our anchoring waypoint, dropped the hook and thankfully it set well. We celebrated with a couple of beers, cheese and crackers for dinner, then cold showers, and then we crashed and slept like the dead last night. The views of the original Krakatoa volcano and Anak Krakatoa, which was born from a 1927 eruption of the original Krakatoa are stunning. We plan to spend a couple of days here preparing for our passage to Cocos Keeling - refilling our main fuel tank from the jerry jugs of diesel we carried on deck, preparing food, and other jobs. We'll also be keeping an eye on the weather and will leave when it looks right. All is well!

Fri May 4 15:45 2018 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 137.5nm (248.9km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 171.9nm
05 28.44S 105 54.14E
Weather: sunny, hot, light breeze

23 miles to the Sunda Straits. We have good timing in that we'll go through the Straits in daylight hours, but timing isn't perfect because we will likely have a current against us. But, there's not a good place to stop and anchor to wait for perfect timing, and if necessary, we'll crank up the turbo to give us a bit more speed. We've been motoring for 101 hours now - no good sailing winds at all. If all goes as planned, we'll get to the anchorage near Krakatoa tonight after dark, but we have an anchoring waypoint from friends, and the anchorage looks open and easy to approach.

Thu May 3 20:33 2018 NZST
Speed: 4.0knts
Run: 62.2nm (112.6km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 159.7nm
03 31.95S 106 20.14E
Weather: 12-15 South - right on our nose

Headwinds and countercurrent - clawing our way along.

Thu May 3 11:12 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.3knts
Run: 88.9nm (160.9km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.3nm
02 46.41S 105 51.09E
Weather: Light winds, some clouds, great moon ~ck

Night watch was busy but manageable. Making progress through the Bangka Straits. All is well!

Wed May 2 21:00 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.4knts
Run: 146.7nm (265.5km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.7nm
01 50.90S 104 57.44E
Weather: clouds and sun, some squalls, mostly light winds

Made good progress last night and today. All is well. Just getting to the Bangka Straits. 315 miles to go to the Sunda Straits.

Hey guys, looks like you are ticking along well. Just got back from a few days in Langkawi catching up with friends. Will be going to the local gym with a few of the folks here at Pangkor. The last couple of days I have managed 2 yoga sessions in the apartment...yeah for me. All well with us but nottin too new on board. XX
Tue May 1 21:57 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 73.4nm (132.9km)
Avg: 3.1knts
24hr: 74.2nm
00 00.42S 103 54.05E
Weather: Overcast, light winds

Just crossed the equator, so we're back in the Southern Hemisphere. This is Slip Away's and our third equator crossing. Conditions were better today, so made much better progress than yesterday. Stopped and anchored last night because there was too much fishing activity to travel safely. Got underway early and with a strong counter current and 10 knots of headwinds, we were creeping along and feeling very frustrated. But conditions improved as the day progressed. The current switched and started helping us, and the winds abated in the early afternoon, so the ride got smoother. The forecast is calling for light and variable winds the next few days, so hopefully that's the end of the headwinds. We're hoping to travel all night tonight as we're further offshore than last night, but if needed, we've picked out a couple of spots to stop. 220 miles down, 450 to go to the Sunda Straits.

Mon Apr 30 22:12 2018 NZST
Speed: 4.9knts
Run: 38.3nm (69.3km)
00 58.30N 103 29.27E
Weather: SE 10

Crossed shipping lanes this morning - no ships at all in the northbound lanes, but southbound lanes were quite crowded. Drove along the "median" until we found a break in the traffic, and then quickly crossed over. Fought winds on the nose all day, so pulled into a harbor to wait for a break in the winds and had the opportunity to spend 2 1/2 hours with the Indonesian Navy, explaining to them what we were doing. Lots of photo taking. Winds have died down, so we're on our way again.

Sun Apr 29 18:42 2018 NZST
Run: 119.4nm (216.1km)
01 28.53N 103 15.34E
Weather: sunny, hot, humid

Finally got away from the dock at Admiral Marina in Port Dickson yesterday at 5 p.m. Did an overnight run of 109 nm to Pulau Pisang and the timing was good for us to stop and anchor for the night. Will leave again tomorrow at first light to cross the shipping lanes, and the tides should be right to give us a favorable current through the Durian Straits. Our passage last night went fine but was not particularly pleasant. We started out with a favorable current, so we were making great speed, but then the tide changed. The adverse current slowed our speed to less than 4 knots and gave us a bouncy ride for several hours. We had headwinds for the entire trip, but fortunately nothing too strong (mostly 8-10 knots). The moon was beautiful, and we love the light that a full moon provides. Lots of big ship traffic in the Straits of Malacca (at one point, we had 128 targets on our AIS), but all went well. 560 miles to go to the Sunda Straits.

Hi Jan & Rich, good to read your report and hear you are on the move again , F2 is back home in Melbourne, 9 years since we left , we’ll be state side for the foreseeable future , we will soon have our only Grand daughter “Mako” in Anchorage, safe sailing , love Doug & Sandra
Mon Mar 19 17:03 2018 NZDT
Run: 147.5nm (267km)
02 28.52N 101 50.73E
Weather: hot and humid

Arrived this morning at Admiral Marina, Port Dickson, Malaysia, after an overnight run from Pangkor Marina. Lots of big ship traffic in the Malacca Straits and especially around Port Klang, but we managed to get through it with no issues. AIS is so incredibly helpful in those situations!

Tue Mar 13 0:09 2018 NZDT
Run: 74.9nm (135.6km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 77.5nm
04 12.67N 100 36.11E
Weather: hot and sticky

Berthed at Pangkor Marina. Planning to spend a week here before continuing south.

Mon Mar 12 0:57 2018 NZDT
Run: 15.1nm (27.3km)
05 14.61N 100 16.39E
Weather: Balmy

Anchored at Pulau Rimau. Heading off early tomorrow morning for Pangkor Marina.

Sun Mar 4 19:36 2018 NZDT
Run: 28.8nm (52.1km)
05 27.49N 100 18.83E

Berthed at Straits Quay Marina in Penang. Planning to hang out here for a week.

Sat Mar 3 23:24 2018 NZDT
Run: 52.6nm (95.2km)
05 52.48N 100 20.03E

Anchored at Pulau Bunting. Heading into Penang Straits Quay Marina tomorrow. Looks like it may rain tonight.

Fri Mar 2 21:15 2018 NZDT
Run: 5.4nm (9.8km)
06 17.37N 099 41.58E
Weather: sunny, warm, light breeze

Anchored outside Rebak Marina. Heading to the beach bar for happy hour, then dinner with friends Sue & Bob on s.v. Mawari. Leaving in the morning to sail south toward Penang.

Wed Feb 21 19:51 2018 NZDT
Run: 125.4nm (227km)
06 22.04N 099 41.10E
Weather: hot and humid

docked at Telaga Harbour Marina, Langkawi, Malaysia

Sun Feb 18 21:39 2018 NZDT
Run: 11.2nm (20.3km)
07 57.54N 098 48.39E
Weather: sun with haze - warm

Left Krabi Boat Lagoon Marina today. Drove by beautiful Railey Beach and now anchored back at Koh Dam Khwan. Would have liked to anchor close to Railey, but very crowded with tourist boat traffic. Quieter here.

Fri Feb 16 3:54 2018 NZDT
Run: 11.2nm (20.3km)
08 00.66N 098 57.65E
Weather: hot & sunny

Berthed at Krabi Boat Lagoon Marina for some rigging repairs.

Thu Feb 15 1:48 2018 NZDT
Run: 28.4nm (51.4km)
07 57.56N 098 48.39E
Weather: warm, light breeze

Anchored at Koh Dam Khwan, off the coast of Krabi, Thailand. Very scenic anchorage, and very quiet now that the tourist boats have gone home.
Will go into Krabi Boat Lagoon Marina on the morning high tide.

Tue Feb 6 20:45 2018 NZDT
Run: 29.8nm (53.9km)
07 57.99N 098 23.48E
Weather: balmy

Berthed at Royal Phuket Marina. Greeted with a "Welcome Packet", cold towels and cold bottles of water. Very nice! Planning to stay here for one week.

Mon Feb 5 2:45 2018 NZDT
Run: 119.1nm (215.6km)
07 44.96N 098 46.03E
Weather: balmy

Anchored at Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand. We agree with a friend's description of this anchorage as both beautiful and appalling. It is a lovely bay and has the potential to be a fantastic anchorage if there weren't longtail boats driving by us every few minutes and techno music blasting from onshore (day and night). Just stopping here for the night before heading to Ao Chalong tomorrow. We don't feel compelled to return here.

Sat Jan 27 12:54 2018 NZDT
Run: 156.4nm (283.1km)
06 17.63N 099 41.83E
Weather: balmy

Berthed at Rebak Island Marina, Langkawi.

Jan & Rich , nice to see you on YIT , we are back in Sydney, drove up from Melbourne to do some babysitting, we are sailing F2 back to Melbourne , leaving here in a few weeks after some time around Pittwater and the Hawkesbury. Safe travels R Doug & Sandra

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