Archive for March, 2008


Andamans, Surins and Similans – by Alex

Saturday, March 29th, 2008
This month we went to the Andaman Islands which are part of India off the Thailand coast. It took us two days and three nights to get there. We sailed there with another boat called Crystal Blues which is home to Neil and Ley. On the way saw dolphins and on the way back we saw whales. When we got close to the Andamans we started catching lots of fish including my favourite – Yellow Fin Tuna which makes sushi.    
       

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Andamans, Surins and Similans

Thursday, March 27th, 2008
There is a danger when revisiting a place where one has fond memories. Time has a habit of enhancing the good and fading the bad. Last year the 7 week 1000 mile round trip to the India’s Andaman Islands in the company of the Bentley family on s/v Shayile was by far the highlight of our cruising. The 2008 rerun, this time in the company Neil and Ley Langford off s/v Crystal Blues, was approached with great excitement but also certain amount trepidation – would it live up to our memories? We need not have worried – the islands yet again provided fantastic fishing (over 75kgs of fish caught), flavoursome food, friendly people, and fantastic anchorages making a memorable 5 weeks and enhancing our opinion of the Andamans as the best cruising destination in Asia.    
     
   
       

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Andamans, Surins and Similans – by Nicky

Thursday, March 27th, 2008
This is us on Tui Tai sailing to the Andamans which are part of India in the Indian Ocean near Thailand. The sun is setting in the west giving us some lovely colours for our photograph. This picture was taken by Ley on Crystal Blues who came to the Andamans with us.    
       

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