Sunday, 10 March 2013

LEAVING THAILAND march2013--SAILING SOUTH

Busy day doing boat jobs.nice dinghy dock at end of long au chalong pier.lots of cruising boats at anchor and on moorings.lots of tourist boats-big speedboats with 3-4 big outboards,longtails,diveboats.
picked up brents suzuki 4x4 ,dropped off laundry,collected our new genoa from rolly tasker-looks good.then diesel and gas.at boat lagoon mick from octapus was great with chartplotter fix.
final meal at mamas-the cheap eatery at marina with great food.sophie asked if we had ever had a bad thai meal-answer=no.san
reprovision at supermarket near au chalong=very good .sophie has planned dinners all the way to singapore,so trolley was full,and we should eat well.
picked up laundry and back to Haven.the wind had dropped,so put up our new genoa.kerry retuned the chartplotter.we tied jerry cans on and did engine check.so all ready to leave tomorrow.
lovely evening on boat,watching sunset over the big buddha,having baguettes with cheese and ham for dinner
SAT9Mar-got awat about 7.initially sailing at 7+ knots,with new genoa nicely filled.then wind went and we motorsailed on a glassy sea.sophie cooked SAN CHOY BOW for dinner=scrumptious.
SUN10March-a few showers overnight.now midmorning and sailing along nicely
we plan to go nonstop to puteri marina,johor baru,at bottom of malaysia,opposite singapore,wind permitting.

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