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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 Maumere/Flores to Benoa/Bali 10.10.2005
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  • 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 #2-Langkawi to Phuket and Similan islands 25.03.2006

    After picking up Oliver, our new crew in Kuah we set sails for Telaga, which is a brand new marina at the north western side of Langkawi.


    Sunset at Telaga


    We're going to visit the "7 wells".
    It's pretty much set up for tourists with parking lots, walkways and garbage cans, which I don't really like.
    But others do. Our next relatives from the animal kingdom have realized that they are a welcome tourist attraction.
    The macaces are just hanging out beside the walkways and those domesticated primates are buying food just to hand it over to them.
    And, when there are less tourists in the evening, there are still those orange surprise boxes to venture in.







    What a mess



    Perhaps the Malays didn't realize that monkeys usually can't read when they've put up all those 'keep langkawi clean" signs.


    "yummie!"

    body care

    waterfall



    We're clearing out from Telaga.
    The first island in Thailand we're going to is Koh Tarutao.

    A dinghy trip through the mangroves behind the beach and a hike is on the program.


    Mangroves




    Steve at the beach of Tarutao



    Back to the beach...

    ...and doing the hike



    Further on we go to Koh Phetra.
    A steep limestone ridge, honeycombed with caves invites us to explore.


    It's always nice to find your own private cave




    this jellyfish has a diameter of about 40 cm

    Cave detail



    The next stop on the way up is Koh Muk.

    Tham Morokot, the "Emerald Cave" is waiting there for us.
    An 80m pitch dark passageway leads to a circular, completely closed, cathedral-like Hong.


    The entrance to the passageway



    Carly immortalizing herself...

    ...until the next high tide




    Thai English

    View to the sky




    The walls are draped in lush green foliage

    Detail



    After reprovisioning in Koh lanta we head to Ao Yongkasem on Koh Phi Phi for a day.


    Rock at the corner of Ao Yongkasem


    Time to clear into Thailand.
    On the way to Nai Harn/Phuket we have a snorkelling stop on Koh Kai. We see an adult Leopard Shark having his afternoon nap beside a coral head

    In Nai Harn Carly and Steve are leaving and I have to learn to feed myself again.
    Thanks Carly!-I hadn't been fed that well 3 times a day since almost 20 years.

    Oliver and I are going up the coast of Phuket and then over to the Similans.
    The name is derived from the Malay Sembilan, meaning 'nine' and refers to the nine main islands of the group.
    We are both, as pretty spoiled divers, not very impressed with the diving, but the landscape and hiking is phenomenal.


    Views around the anchorage on Koh Similan the #8



    Fortunately the Island group has already been declared a marine national park in 1982 and consequently remains largely undeveloped

    We are doing a quite exhausting 5 hours hike on Koh Similan


    Spiders-just disgustingly fascinating

    nature wonderland




    Pooh and now the whole way back

    skeleton



    After Koh Similan we're going over to Koh Miang, the #4.
    Over there we're having a very nice dive on the south eastern tip of the island north of #4.

    As we're running out of supplies we're going back to Phuket.


    Good bye Similans at dawn


    In Phuket Oliver is leaving the boat and I'm staying in Ao Chalong to give Freedom Fargo some TLC.