Mr Bean at Sea

18 September 2007 | Langkawi, Malaysia
20 February 2007 | Langkawi, Malaysia
16 February 2007 | Talaga Marina
13 February 2007 | Talaga Marina
07 February 2007 | Koh Mok
03 February 2007 | Phi Phi Don
27 January 2007 | Phuket
13 January 2007 | Phuket and surrounding islands.
09 January 2007 | Phuket and the surrounding Islands
03 January 2007 | Phuket and the surrounding Islands
26 December 2006 | Phuket and the Islands
10 December 2006 | Phuket
01 December 2006 | Thailand
22 November 2006 | Panang
16 November 2006 | Port Dickson
30 October 2006 | Singapore
30 October 2006 | Singapore
18 October 2006 | Bangka Island..01.32'N 105. 50.97'E
09 October 2006 | Borneo..03 20.03'S:114 33.01'E

Phuket with Tara and her Boys

26 December 2006 | Phuket and the Islands
Malc
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Tuesday 26th December 2006
Tara, Ryan, Ollie and Owen arrive !!!!!!

We woke up very excited, Tara, Ryan, Ollie and Owen are coming today, could not wait till 1300 hours to come, we did some cleaning jobs till then, then got the taxi to the airport, Tum, our driver, was waiting for us. in it, he is a good guy.
We got to the airport by 1325 hours, and their flight showed up on the screen, that they were landing at 1350 hours, which they did, and they came out of the terminal at 1415 hours.
They all looked so lovely, we could not believe these guys had come all this way to be with us, and we will make sure, they have a very memorable holiday.

We called Tam, our taxi driver, who was waiting up the road, to pick us all up, and within minutes, we where on our way, back to the Royal Phuket Marina.
Once we had got to the boat, we got the luggage stored, we drove the dingy over to Boat Lagoon, met up with the La Barca's, at a lovely resort pool, and enjoyed Jack's 4th Birthday celebrations, mostly swimming in the pool, but also playing pass the parcel, and statues.
Back to our marina, we all had showers in their shower block, then had dinner at the marina restaurant. From there we went back to the boat, and stayed up till 2300 hours, that's only 4 pm English time.

Wednesday 27th December 2006

Tara and the boys slept in quite late, as we are normally up by 0700 hours, we woke them at 0930 hours, as we where getting the taxi to Tesco's, to buy the boys shoes, and also provisions for our trip.
After getting all the stuff, we all went to the food mall, and had prawn and squid stir fry noodle, costing 70p each, and it was delicious,
Got the taxi back to the marina, the boys played in the fountain, before leaving at 1500 hours, to get down the river on the high tide.

Ryan was steering the boat, with Lindy giving a few hints, and the rest, just relaxing on the hour long cruise up the river, and across the bay to our first anchorage, Ko Rang Yai Island.
Once there, we took the dingy ashore, swan from the beach, the La Barca's arrived in the anchorage and we all finished the day with a sunset dinner on the beach.
Unfortunately, Tara was feeling very tired and a little sick, so Lindy took her back to the boat early, so she could catch up on her sleep.

Wednesday 28th December 2006

Tara was feeling much better, when she eventually woke up, at 1000 hours, I took the boys over to the beach, before that, where Bromwin, Jack and Amy where playing, on the beach.
I can straight back to the boat, by which time Tara had risen, so we got ready to go back to the beach, where we swam, then we had lunch, then more swimming, and dingy riding.

Friday 29th December 2006

Left Ko Rang Island at 0730 hours, we where able to sail for about an hour, before the wind came on the nose, after turning around the bottom of Koh Yao Yai Island, the wind was still on the nose, so we decided to cut the trip a little shorter, by going to North Koh Dam Khwan Island, it is stunning, with a beautiful sandy beach, covered with holiday makers from the mainland, luckily they all left by 1600 hours.
We got there by 1300 hours, anchored in 12 metres of water, with Ryan and Ollies help, before getting the dingy down, and Lindy taking the children for a trip around the bay.
We then went to the beach and had a BBQ, unfortunately I got my camera wet, and it is now broken, so no more photo's.

Saturday 30th December 2006

Had a lovely day exploring this wonderful Island of North Koh Dam Khwan, snorkelling, Ryan learning to drive the dingy with the 15 hp outboard, and he is loving every moment of it.

Sunday 31st December 2006

Another lovely day at this wonderful Island, the anchorage is so calm, and so pleased we decided to keep to this side of Phuket, when we hear that the west coast is still very rolly.
Went ashore, after having a new years eve dinner, of pasta, joined by the La Barca's, and the Sea drives, Mick and Tracy.
We had a firework display, Adam had some proper fireworks, we also used our old, out of date distress flares, my parachute flares went up but did not work, and one did a quick right hand turn, straight back to the sea.

Monday 1st January 2007

Went over to the northern cove, and had a Barbecue breakfast, cooked over an open fire, some local cooked their fish on it, and shared some with us. We cooked squid, caught by Ollie, it was delicious, followed by pancakes with syrup and banana.

The setting for this was a beautiful beach with silicone sand and lime stone stunning vertical hills, studded with caves, and stalactites and stalagmites.
Tara, Ryan, Ollie and Owing are becoming very relaxed with this very different life style, and are having a lovely time.
From the beach, we went back to the boat, at 1300 hours,I had a, much needed rest, the kids played up top, fishing for squid, playing on the dingy with Jack from La Barca, how has slotted in with the boys ,very well.
At 1600 hours, we went over to the main beach to have dinner, it is a lovely setting, the family running the café, are so friendly, came back about 1900 hours.

Tuesday 2nd January 2007

Went over to our favourite beach, and cooked breakfast on an open fire, we had eggs, bacon and fry bread, the time all that was done, we went back to Mr Bean, to get ready to sail to Koh Hong, an Island 10 miles NW for here.

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Vessel Name: Mr Bean
Vessel Make/Model: Bruce Roberts
Hailing Port: Eastbourne, UK
Crew: Malcolm Robertson
About: Admiral Lindy Robertson
Extra: Yacht Mr BeanIs presently on the hard stand at Rebak Marina, Langkawi. while we spend the summer back in the UK. Left UK, from Eastbourne Marina on June 15th 1998, and have nearly sailed around the world, mostly just the two of us.
Mr Bean's Photos - Mr Bean at Sea (Main)
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Port Bastia, Corsica
King of Aragon
Left boat in Venezuela, to go to Peru, we walked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, this is looking down "Dead Womans Pass
Stern to at Avatu Harbour, Rarotonga, The Cook Islands.
Alcudia Marina, Malloca, where Mr Bean stayed on the hard stand of winter 1998/1999
Ryan, Ollie,Owen, our grand children and Jack and Amy off La Barca on Koh Hong, near Phuket
Ollie catching squid off  Phuket: Ollie catching squid off Phuket
The wonderful Port Dickson Marina, Malaysia.: The wonderful Port Dickson Marina, Malaysia
Blessing the yachts before leaving Bali: Blessing the yachts before leaving Bali
Voodoo Dancers, Ranon, Vanuatu.: Voodoo Dancers, Ranon, Vanuatu.
Natives in Sunday best, Malekula Island, Vanuatu: Crowded boat, Awie Island, Vanuatu
Locals at Avokh Island, Vanuatu: Locals at Avokh Island, Vanuatu
Tricky to get in, but what a place to anchor, Yellow Patch, Oz.
Working on Mr Bean at the start of our trip at Eastbourne Marina
The wonderful Island of Pi Pi Don, the back packers paradise, with Mr Bean in the back ground.: The wonderful Island of Pi Pi Don, the back packers paradise
Grandad, Issy, Mima in West coast of Phuket: Swimming with Issy and Mina
Some of the family on Mr Bean: Family on Mr Bean
Darwin Yacht Club ready to go on the Darwin/Langkawi sailing rally.
Deepest Borneo ready to see the Orangutan
Racing in the Phuket Kings Cup on Calypso JJ, winner of the Ocean Rovers class.: Racing in the Phuket Kings Cup on Calypso JJ
Towing La Barca into The Royal Phuket Marina, engine failure.: Towing the La Barca into The Royal Phuket Marina
Two friends that visited us in Tahiti, Reg and Audrey: Two friends that visited us in Tahiti, Reg and Audrey
A great show at Papeete, Tahiti, posing with the dance group myself and Reg , one of our guests.: A show at Tahiti, with me and our guest Reg
Lindy, Mike and Mary with one foot in the Northern hermishere and one in the Southern in the City of Quito, Equador.
White water rafting in Equador: White water rafting in Equador
Riding on top of the Train carriage in Equador, Riobamba to Devils Nose.: Riding on top of the Train carriage in Equidor.
Pouhera Village, Makemo, difficult to get through the pass, due to the strong out flowing current.: Pouhera Village, Makemo, one of the Atols of the Tuomotos.
It was difficult to get through the pass, due to the strong current as the Atol empties.
Marquises , Baie de Toiohoe...Lindy and Mary take a turn in the Dragon Boat traiing sesson.
Bridge of the America
Away to Ngungura, for a week end break from boat jobs: Away to Ngungura, for a week end break from boat jobs
New Saloon Table made from teak that drops down to make a saloon bed and also new settee covers
Going throught the Panama Canal, with a very large ship keeping us on our toes: Going throught the Panama Canal, with a very large ship keeping us on our toes
Carival Time in Panama City, with the crew off S/V Meriva: Carival Time in Panama City, with the crew off S/V Meriva
Mr Bean at Haymen Island Marina and Resort, whilst its crew have a luxurious 3 day holiday at the five star resort.: Mr Bean in Haymen Marina, whilst its crew have a 3 day holiday at the resort.
Lindy, Mike and Tracy at the cafe come internet area at Rebak Marina, Langkawi: Lindy, Mike and Tracy at the cafe come internet area at Rebak Marina
OCC Club Cocktail party at Minerva Reef on route to New Zealand from Tonga, Malc, Lindy, Simon, Carol and Keith.: OCC Club Cocktail party at Minera Reef on route to New Zealand from Tonga
Looking down on Telaga Marina, and the anchorage outside it,Langkawi, with John and Pat in the fore ground.: Looking down on Telaga Marina, Langkawi
Painting the top sides of Yacht Mr Bean in Whangarei New Zealand: Painting of Yacht Mr Bean in New Zealand
Custom Officers visit yacht in Savusavu, Figi: Custom Officers visit yacht in Savusavu, Figi
Mount Cook, New Zealand, South Island
Bluff, the Southern most point on South Island, New Zealand.: Bluff, the Southern most point on South Island, New Zealand.
Stewart Island, New Zealand, Hiking was not easy here, I nearly disappeared in a grass bog forever.
Fishing was good in Figi
Welcome Home: A great home coming welcome from our grandchildren on our arrival at Heathrow airport UK after our flight from Oz.
Rounding Cape Don: Rough seas around Cape Don, Oz, on route to Darwin.
Towing S/V Meriva, got to Wreak Bay, Galapapos Islands, 24 hours later.: Towing S/V Meriva, we entered Wreak Bay, Galapapos Islands, 24 hours later.
Lizard Island,Oz, Captain Cook used its peak, to see if he could find a way out of The Great Barrier Reef: Lizard Island,Oz, Captain Cook used it peak, to see if he could find a way out of The Great Barrier Reef
A Prawn fishing boat,at Finders Island,Oz,resting during the day, ready to go back out at night: A Prawn fishing boat,at Finders Island,Oz,resting during the day, ready to go back out at night
Statue of Captain James Cook at the town called after him: Statue of Captain James Cook at the town called after him
Reefed and running on the north coast of Oz: Reefed and running on the north coast of Oz.
These Orangutans are lovely to see in their own environment, well done to the guys that save them.: These Orangutans are lovely to see in their own environment, well done to the guys that save them.
Male Orangutan in the Tanjung Putting National Park, Borneo: Male Orangutan in the Tanjung Putting National Park, Borneo
Friends yacht anchored in TK Bari, Indonesia, some village
Komodo Dragons on the Island
Anchorage at Riung, Indonesia: Anchorage at Riung, Indonesia
First view of West Timor, early morning though the mist: First view of West Timor, early morning though the mist
Bena Village, built as a ship, and commands magnificent veiws from it
Moored in Phi Phi Le
 
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Who: Malcolm Robertson
Port: Eastbourne, UK