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In Southwest Thailand from Langkawi to Phuket

About our Sail from Langkawi to Phuket, Diving in Ko Ha, in the G&T Boatyard in Thalang and our round trip with Micke and Lucka through the Phang Nga Bay to Ko Phi Phi, Ko Lanta, Ko Muk (Emerald Cave), Ko Ha, Ko Pu and Ko Roi

Friendly fishermen
Friendly fishermen wave at us

From Kuah in Langkawi we engine around the corner and pass the West coast of Langkawi. Ko Tarutao, the next island 3.5 miles north is already Thai and the fishing boats again look completely different.

We drop our anchor in the bay in the north of the island, just in time to let the afternoon squall roll over us.
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Short visit to Davao, Mindanao, Philippines

Holiday Ocean View Marina

The entrance to the marina is different from what we have seen so far..
Ocenview Marina on Samal
The entrance to the Oceanview Marina is well protected.

There is a gate and two ropes with floating elements blocking the entrance for waves and unwanted visitors. I have to call Ruth in the office via satellite phone to arrange the gate to be opened.

The workers of the marina come and move the elements, then they wave at us throwing both their arms towards us. We understand the sign as “go away”, keep waiting and wonder what the problem is. After 15 min I call Ruth another time and she tells me “ they are waiting for you to come in”. Ok, so we slowly enter the marina and attach to our berth.

Shortly after we learn that the local sign for “Come” looks like our European “Go away”, no wonder we are confused…

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Another 4 weeks mainly working on She San in the Whangarei area

So being back in the water is nice, but it doesn’t mean that we are finished with work. The priority list is still heavily loaded with must do’s before heading north, so let’s do it.

First priority is to get the sails back up. In order to do so, Reto must repair the lazy bag, where the main sail is stowed when not in use.

Bernina upgrade
“Pimp my Sewing Machine” – the old Bernina is being upgraded

In order to do that he has to finish his project “pimp my sewing machine” and luckily it works out well. within a few hours the old Bernina is running well through several layers of heavy cloths. Thanks to new heavier wheals, new belts and a new walking foot (the only thing that was really expensive…). Continue reading Another 4 weeks mainly working on She San in the Whangarei area