Asylum

22 June 2019 | Straits Quay Marina, Penang, Malaysia
17 July 2016 | Penang, Malaysia
20 February 2016 | Penang, Malaysia
02 October 2015 | Thailand
11 April 2015 | Krabi Boat Lagoon Marina, Thailand
25 December 2014 | Langkawi, Malaysia
04 June 2014 | Philippines
07 January 2014 | Brookeville, MD
04 July 2013 | Subic Bay Yacht Club, Philippines
31 October 2012 | Palau
02 December 2011 | Hermit Islands, Papua New Guinea
08 November 2011 | Maryland, USA
15 May 2011 | Kavieng, New Ireland, PNG
26 April 2011 | Kavieng, New Ireland
26 March 2011 | Kokopo, New Britain, Papua New Guinea
16 March 2011 | Kokopo, New Britain, Papua New Guinea
12 February 2011 | From Peava again
05 February 2011 | Solomon Islands
01 December 2010 | From Lola Island, VonaVona Lagoon, Solomon Islands
30 November 2010 | Peava, Nggatoke, Solomon Islands

Asylum Goes to the Spa

11 April 2015 | Krabi Boat Lagoon Marina, Thailand
Katie
Wizard of Oz fans (like me) remember the scene where the Scarecrow, looking well worn and scruffy when he finally arrives in Oz, is whisked off to a spa where he is un-stuffed, spruced up, and re-stuffed with fresh straw. Like the Scarecrow, Asylum is looking a bit worn and scruffy and in need of sprucing up. And so we spent the past week off-loading the old girl of 15 years of accumulated stuffing so that she can be painted and varnished, oiled and lubed, plugged and caulked, buffed and polished. Maybe even some fresh straw in the cushions.

Asylum is quite empty...


...and the storage area is astonishingly full.


We must be breaking be some physical law about volume and how much stuff can occupy it because it seems impossible that all of that could have come out of our wee home.

Most of last week delivered temperatures of about 100* here at Krabi Boat Lagoon in Thailand. And naturally the high tide all week came at scorching mid-day, which was when the ramp from the dock was level for moving our loads from sea to land. Given the 10 foot tides here, moving in cooler hours would have posed a different kind of challenge.



Even my orchids had to be pried from their perches on the aft deck (where mostly I think I cook them) and I was lucky enough to find willing orchid-sitters while Asylum is at the spa and we're out of the country, Russell and Garn, who run a lovely little restaurant at the marina.


Russell already staining the orchids' new home away from home

We fly to the States tomorrow.


A farewell bloom
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Vessel Name: Asylum
Vessel Make/Model: Tayana V-42 Cutter
Hailing Port: Bethesda, MD USA
Crew: Jim & Katie Coolbaugh
About:
In October 1999 we set out aboard ASYLUM, our Tayana 42 sailboat, on a slow wander around the world. The deal was that we’d keep going until we got tired of it or weren’t having fun anymore, or got all the way around, whichever came first. [...]
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