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Sunday, February 03, 2008

January 30, 2008-Cruise in Krabi Province

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Nice Morning for a sail

The sailing days were the best bits of the whole trip.

On the sailing days I go on deck around eight and have a look at the wind and the sky; get a feel for the day. If I’ve got the weather right and picked a good day for a sail there will already be a fresh breeze and the air will be crystal clear, the water will sparkle in the new sun.

Today is such a day. A gentle swell rolls in and the boat sways to it. I look around the harbor. Some other boat has already left, but they are motoring. No sign of any activity on any of the other boats in the harbor. This is our day.

As the boat rolls I go about preparing to sail. I put some music on, soft. I have a cup of hot coffee. I tidy up, take the main cover off, roll out the jib, lead the sheets, get ready.

And I wait: We won’t weigh until 9:00; still an hour away.

I love the day when it is like this; its promise. I savor it.

We were out 15 days on our cruise around Krabi Province and we sailed on 5 of them. We covered 110 miles, averaging 22 miles a day. We did not use the motor except to charge the batteries. We sailed.

It was a great cruise.

Since this posting is a little short on facts, here is the basic information: We left Yacht Haven (Lat N 08 deg 10.0, Lon E 98 deg 20.7) Jan 18, visited Ao Labu on Koh Yao Yai, Ao Nang, Krabi Province, Railay Bay, Krabi Province, The Chicken Islands, Ko Jum (Ko Po) to the SE of Ao Nang (Lat N 07 deg 48.9, Lon E 98 deg 57.7), then Ko Yao Yai again (the bay at the S. end), and finally returned to Yacht Haven on Jan 30. All of these locations are in the general area of Phang Nga Bay, Phuket Thailand

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Railay Bay Stopover

Click here to see all the photos of our Krabi cruise

Fred & Judy, SV Wings, Phuket.

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