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  • Photolog Thailand #2-Langkawi to Phuket and Similan islands
    25.03.2006

  • Photolog Thailand #1-Phang Nga Bay and some more islands
    06.02.2006
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  • Photolog Benoa/Bali to Jahore/Malaysia 03.12.2005
  • Photolog Maumere/Flores to Benoa/Bali 10.10.2005
  • Photolog Darwin/Australia to Flores/Indonesia 14.08.2005
  • Photolog Cairns to Darwin 03.08.05
  • Photolog Airlie Beach to Cairns 28.06.05
  • Photolog Whitsunday Islands 30.05.05
  • Photolog Gladstone to Airlie Beach20.05.05
  • Photolog Thailand #1-Phang Nga Bay and some more islands06.02.2006

    A couple of days with Kathy and Mary


    Sunset at Nai Harn/Phuket



    For New years Eve we're going to Phi Phi Don


    Mary

    Phi Phi Don

    Kathy



    After the party and some time for recovery, the girls take the ferry to krabi and I'm going to Ao Chalong to pick up my new crew.


    In Chalong Neil passes by, who crewed on FF from Brisbane to Gladstone


    Freedom Fargo needs new sails. I'm ordering them in Chalong at Rolly Taskers. They should be ready in a week. Meanwhile we're going to Koh Mai Thon to kill the time.

    On the west side is a tiny bay with Mooring buoys and some pretty good snorkeling. Behind the beach a walking track is starting, leading you to the resort beach on the other side.


    Patiently waiting for one of these beautiful butterflies which were swarming on the walking track

    Carly at the Resort Beach



    Back in Ao Chalong the sails aren't ready. so we're delaying our trip to Phang Nga Bay and going to Koh Raya yai instead.
    Good snorkeling and a party at the Reggae Bar in the north bay of the island. p align="center">

    Thai Rasta with Didgeredoo


    German with Djembe



    The next two days we spend in Koh Racha Noi. There's a little gap in the island with lots of current and lots of fish. We see blacktip reef sharks, eagle rays and some more old friends.


    Koh Raya Noi;-)


    Back in Ao Chalong we pick up the sails and get ready for our round Phang Nga trip.

    First stop Koh Phanak: A 200m cave tunnel leads us in our first hong(Thai for room)These are stunningly beautiful enclosed pools with large chimneys opening to the sky. Back to the boat, one thing is clear: More of it!

    It's only 2 1/2 miles to Koh Hong/Phang Nga

    Look back...

    ...before entering...

    ...the hong



    The main hong is open to one side, but you can find other cave tunnels leading you to other, completely enclosed hongs


    cave tunnel


    On the way to Koh Pan Yi Carly prepares the prawns we purchased directly from the fishermen this morning.


    Yummie!!


    Koh Pan Yi is famous for it's muslim fishing village almost entirely built on stilts


    Approaching Koh Pan Yi

    Fishermen



    Racing Longtail

    bathing kids

    who is going to swim if the shuttlecock lands in the water?



    Our journey leads us further on to Koh Kudu Yai.


    Silhuette


    A litle bit off the beaten track we're having the anchorage for us alone. With the dinghy we're exploring the island and find our own secret hong.


    Freedom Fargo with new sails

    Dinghy exploring



    Photoshooting in the morning with Freedom Fargo under her new black sails and heading off for Koh Pak Bia.


    the beach of Koh Pak Bia in the afternoon...

    ...and in the evening




    View in the morning #1

    #2




    Look back to this extraordinarily beautiful island



    Further on to Koh Hong/Krabi
    On the west side we find a cave which needs to be explored.


    cave tour 1

    better don't disturb this inhabitant

    cave tour 2



    After exploring the cave we bring the boat to the south bay and spend the afternoon with some chilled beer on the beach
    The following day we're having a look at the hong of Koh Hong.


    One of the countless little caves on the way

    heron



    This hong is one of the biggest we've seen. But it falls almost completely dry at low tide-when we're arriving. Just a boring sand flat-or not?

    If you stay motionless for a couple of minutes there are thousands and thousands of little crabs emerging.


    Crab 1

    2

    3


    4

    5

    6


    heron

    mangrove

    sea star upside down



    We check out a few more places like Ao Nang, Rai Le Beach, Phi PHi Don and Phi Phi Le before we're clearing out in Ao Chalong to head for Langkawi. On the way we're visiting Koh Rok Nok:


    view from the boat at our mooring in koh rok nok



    Due to the light winds of the area we're using the asymetric spinnaker


    We arrive February 6 in RLYC to pick up Oliver who will join the boat for the next 6 weeks.