Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Briefly in Beijing

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Night Moves

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Fred Sailing

Where do we go?

This place will give us some protection from the Northerly swell and the easterly wind. We can get in by night, lets do it.
Ao Labu

The Next Morning

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Friday, March 05, 2010

Sailing Onward

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Wings' Machinery

Sailing to Phi Phi Don
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The Plot Thickens

After sailing into the header we tacked and enjoyed a huge lift

Yacht Sonic at Phi Phi Don

Headsail Reaching


Hard Work
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Sailing Fast

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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Old Lanta Town

Old Lanta Town (Telak Lanta)

Communications for Lanta

These towers provide Lanta Town with communications, and also gave us good Internet connections.

Low Tide at the Lanta Pier

View from Restaurant in Lanta Town

Old and New

Main Street


We rented a Honda for $8 and rode on almost all the highways on Lanta Island. Great fun.

Salandan, at North end of Lanta Island

We got to the north end of Lanta Yai Island (South Island) and had lunch but not too much beer. (driving, you know)


Night Falls on Old Lanta Town

Big festivals in Feb and March, with major one on March 7-8. I don't think we'll make it back, but we might.

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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Thunder Clouds at Lanta

In the afternoon thunderclouds form to the east. As the sun goes down they become spectacular. From behind this tall one the full moon appears.

Later, after night falls, they fill with flashes of lightning (not photographed).

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Trip to Emerald Cave

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There is a reknowned hong at Koh Muk in Thailand called the Emerald Cave.

(A hong is a small lagoon inside an island surrounded by high cliffs.)

At the Emerald Cave you have to swim in (or paddle you dingy if it is a small one) through a dark tunnel about 100 yards. You need a good flashlight to find the way because there are some dead ends.

Many toursts come here and it can get very crowded. The tourists go in following a rope line.

Judy didn't want to go into this place but I did. I went in before the tourists arrived one morning with my snorkle gear and a small camera in a dry bag.

Swiming alone in the dark tunnel was scary.

I couldn't take any shots inside the tunnel itself but the hong in the middle was very neat and I got one shot before puting the camera away and swimming back out.

Before I got back out the tourists came in.

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Anchored in the Morning

Tourists arrive

Tour boats

Tourists get into the water

People on a rope line

Inside the Emerald Cave

This was a nice visit, but it is important to get there before 08:30 and to have a good flashlight. I got lost a few times but found my way in the end. John and Monica from Seamia almost didn't get out with thier dingy because the tide had come up and there was not room under the cave roof. But by waiting for the waves to lower the water for a few seconds at a time, they got out.

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