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THE ADVENTURES OF S/V SERENITY AND HER CREW
Ahh...Thailand
11/29/2012

We were advised to go and see the Phuket Fanta-Sea show. It is a big production show with elephants, fireworks, acrobats, and traditional dancing. We enjoyed the traditional dancing, but the rest was a little weird. The photo is of a Thai lady in traditional costume...beautiful.

Ahh...Thailand
11/28/2012

Walking down the dock from Serenity is an adventure all on its' own. There are bicycles, carts, and motorcycles with sidcars/baskets all zipping along. It is 'dodge and weave' all down the dock.

Phuket
11/25/2012

November 15, 2012 Yacht Haven

We left our anchorage at Koh Phanak at 8 am timing our arrival at Yacht Haven Marina for high tide. Other marinas in Phuket have very shallow entrances, but Yacht Haven advertises that you can enter at any tide--we did not want to chance hitting bottom--again. The entrance into Yacht Haven Marina is a little tricky as you must pass the marina then turn and go back into the entrance--this is done to avoid a large reef off the marina. As we approached the marina we saw a sailboat on its side high and dry on the reef--this unnerved us a little. We called the marina staff and they advised that we were in the proper channel and soon we were tied up to our berth. The little sailboat up on the reef was involved in a drug bust and was confiscated by the authorities. The police had tied the sailboat to a mooring and when a storm came through it broke free and ended up on the reef--and no one caresīŒ. We soon got settled and arranged for some boat maintenance to be done. We also booked a class with Pat's Thai Home Cooking School. Pat is a Thai lady who was a chef in the U.S.A. (L.A.) for eight years and she speaks English very well. We were lucky as we were the only students Pat had that day--the next day she had six students signed up for the class. She took us to the local open-air market to show us the various veggies, herbs, and spices used in Thai cooking. We enjoyed that part of the lesson very much. We then went to Pat's home where she has a teaching area set up. We did the cooking with Pat's guidance and prepared Thai Spring Rolls, Tom Yum soup, Thai salad, Chicken Green Curry, and a Bananas dessert. When we were done Pat invited us into her beautiful home and we ate our creations--YUM! What another 'life-time experience'!

Phuket
11/25/2012

Cookin' it Thaister style--our creations.

Phuket
11/25/2012

Pat, showing Sherry three types of Thai eggplants.

Phuket
11/25/2012

Pat showed us the various vegetables, herbs, and spices used in Thai cooking. The green leaves at the bottom are lime Kaffir leaves--these give Tom Yum soup it's unique flavor.

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