On our last leg...
18 February 2012 | 6 46.24'N:099 38.22'E, 15 miles or so north of Langkawi
We are now on our last leg into Phuket, having departed Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (picture) at 1115 this morning. We had a pleasant overnight stay with drinks at the bar and dinner at Charlies Place, overlooking the marina, washed down with a chilled pinot noir for me and lashings of beer for Ivan, Geo and Morgan.... We could not fill our lpg bottles so instead bought a portable one burner stove with a few gas can to keep us in hot coffee and dinner for the next 24 hours.
We are now motor sailing in 12 to 15 knots of wind on the nose, dodging lobster pots and hoping for a wind shift as the land cools so that we can make sail. Hopefully also the lobster pots will thin out in the next hour before nightfall as they are pretty difficult to see in the dark!
Our plan is to anchor near Ao Chalong in southern Phuket tomorrow afternoon and clear in there on Monday morning. Having cleared in, we can head up to the Yacht Haven Marina on Monday afternoon.
The champagne is chilling in the fridge!!