Archive for April, 2007


Andamans, Similans and Surins

Saturday, April 28th, 2007
Curry puffs and samosas with gin and tonic sundowners; catch of the day – fresh yellow fin tuna sushi, seared wahoo steaks or squid tempura; dolphins, the elusive dugong, manta rays over 3 meters in diameter, sail fish over 2 meters long and even a whale; towns steeped in history from the British in the 1850s, through India’s fight for independence to the Japanese occupation; tribes lost in time; and stunning tropical islands with serene sandy beaches, tropical forests right down to the waters edge and crystal clear aquamarine waters – welcome to the Andamans.    
   
     
       

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Andamans, Similans and Surins – by Nicola

Saturday, April 28th, 2007
In the Similans in Thailand, our friends Daniel and Jenna had a boat called Shayile and two turtles came up and swam round the boat and we snorkelled with the turtle. It was very friendly and we could touch it. The shell felt hard and smooth like it had been laying in the water all day long.    
       

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Andamans, Similans and Surins – by Alex

Saturday, April 28th, 2007
In Similan Islands in Thailand a green turtle came close to Shayile (our friends’ boat) and we could feed the turtle and swim with it. The turtle was very friendly – we touched it. In the Similans we also climbed Sail Rock and saw two goats climbing it but not following the path!    
     
       

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