Phuket with Darren,Em,Ben, Nicole,Issy,and Mima
09 January 2007 | Phuket and the surrounding Islands
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Tuesday 9th January 2007
Took Tara and the boys to the airport at 1200 hours, they where checked in by 1300 hours, we all had a cold drink, then went down stairs, ready to met Daz and Em, Izzie and Mima, Ben and Nicole.
They arrived at about 1330 hours, then back upstairs to say our goodbyes to Tara, Ryan, Ollie, and O it was very sad to see them all go, we had such a great memorable time with them all.
Back to the taxi, that had been waiting for us, and straight back to the marina, our new guests made them selves at home, Izzie and Mima seen to have settled in well, so see no reason to hang around, so we will leave tomorrow afternoon, to our first anchorage 18 miles away., Koh Rang Yai.
Went and had an early dinner, at the Haven restaurant, then back to the boat ,and watched a DVD, we were all in bed by 2100 hours, but, all up again by 0030 hours, 5.30 pm English time, we had chocolate and played games for an hour or so, then went back to bed.
Wednesday 10th January 2007
All up by 0830 hours, up to the coffee shop or breakfast, then took a taxi to The Elephant Safari, we all again had a really fun experience, photos below of the girls at the marina and the safari .....
From The Safari Park, we went on to Tesco,s for some supplies, then back to the marina, and we where away by 1400 hours.
We got the marina dingy to help us get from the mooring, all went well, but one enthusiastic local let the stern line go too quickly, and left me behind, but Lindy was in full control, and the dingy helping picked me up, and took me to Mr Bean.
The wind was fluky, up to 23 knots, coming and going, but we managed to sail a little, and motor sailed the rest of the way to Koh Rang Yai Island, 18 mile from Yacht Haven marina.
Got there at 1700 hours, anchored, and the Lindy and the Guys went ashore to see the beach, they came back just before dark, and we finished the day with an onboard stir fry of wonderful vegetables, chicken beast, and very large prawns.
Thursday 11th January 2007.
Had a quiet night at anchor, the guys all faired well, there was a little roll, during the night. After a pancake breakfast, the guys went to the beach, while Lindy and I did some boat jobs.
I joined them all about 1430 hours, and we all had lunch in the resort restaurant, which was very good, then spent the rest of the day around the resort.
We had an invite to another yacht in the anchorage, but we all felt too tired to go, but we had a pleasant evening on board.
Thursday 12th January 2007
Lindy and I got up at 0630 hours, and got the boat ready to go, and was away just after 0700 hours, the guys started to stir, and breakfast, consisting of bacon and egg rolls, just egg for Em, was taken a 0830 hours.
We are planning to go to North Koh Dam Khwan, part of the Koh Dam Group of Islands, this is one of our favourite anchorage.
We had to motor all he way, but that is not unusual for here.