DREAMCATCHER - Asian Cruising

21 May 2016
30 March 2016 | Boat Lagoon Marina, Phuket Thailand
13 February 2016 | Boat Lagoon, Phuket, Thailand
03 December 2015
10 June 2015 | Straits Quay Marina, Penang
22 February 2014 | Asia
25 October 2013 | Redang Island
25 October 2013 | Singapore
16 June 2013 | Singapore: Keppel Bay Marina
27 May 2013 | Singapore
07 January 2013 | Rockingham, Western Australia
27 November 2012 | Malacca Straits, November 2012
25 October 2012 | Phuket, Thailand
17 September 2012 | Malaysia - East Coast
29 May 2012 | The Malacca Straits
29 March 2012 | Back in Singapore
29 March 2012 | Andaman Sea & Malacca Straits
29 March 2012 | Port Blair
29 March 2012 | Ross Island and Port Blair

Back in the Big Smoke

29 March 2012 | Ross Island and Port Blair
March 8/9
Ross Island is right next door to Port Blair and apparently a very interesting place, being the British HQ, a prison and Japanese holding in past years. We were given permission to anchor by Port Control but were knocked back from entering the island by the Forestry management: more Indian rules!! Despite phone conflabs with various officials we were turned back, on the basis it was the day before a public holiday. What we did see was the herd of spotted deer (some with handsome antlers) that populated the front lawn. Very odd seeing Christmas-card type deer in the middle of the tropical Indian Ocean. On our return to Port Blair, the wonderful Ravi met us at the dock and we did some rounds of shopping, lunch, more samosas etc. About half the shops were closed due to the Holi day, the Indian festival where they pelt each other with coloured paint. There were brightly coloured splotches all over the pavement and many of the younger men were simply technicoloured. We arranged diesel fuel with Ravi for delivery to the dock the following day, in preparation for our departure to the Similan Islands (Thailand). This is where the hassle started.
Pic shows bright paint splotches on the street, next to fruit vendor
Vessel Make/Model: CAL 3-46 Ketch
Hailing Port: Singapore
Crew: Henry Mellegers & Glenys Taylor
About: We love cruising in Asia............
After sailing Dreamcatcher from San Francisco, through Mexico and across the South Pacific to Australia, and then to her current home in Singapore, we are finally bringing her up to Malaysia, Thailand and India, to cruise the Malacca Straits and Andaman Sea. In April 2015, we moved the boat from [...]
Home Page: www.dreamcatchervoyage.com
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