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The final leg – by Alex

Sunday, August 31st, 2008
In Phang Na Bay on an island we visited with our cousins, I wanted to stay overnight on the beach, so I started to build a hut. It took so long and it was near dinner time so Mummy said no. Anyway it was too small to sleep in. In Phang Na bay we also visited hongs which is a tunnel leading to an open space in an island. We had to go through a pitch black tunnel with torches on kayaks. If the tide was too high we could not get through, and if the tide was too low the tunnel was too muddy. One of the hongs had two entrances – one by kayak at low tide, and one you could walk at high tide  
     

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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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Raja Muda and Phuket – by Alex

Thursday, February 28th, 2008
We did the Raja Muda race, and this was the party in Penang which was the fifth party of the week. I am painting a picture on cloth which has wax lines so then the paint doesn’t go over the lines. It is a picture of a butterly. I used yellow and red because I thought they were the best colours.    
       

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Indonesia – by Alex

Sunday, November 11th, 2007
This is me jumping off the boat in the Riau Islands, which is in Indonesia. At first I was so scared I wouldn’t put my foot on the railing but then Nicola jumped off so I decided to do it too.When we were in Indonesia we got struck by lightening. Right now some people are trying to fix the lightening damage. We lost some of our electronics, and we had to steer the boat aswell as our autohelm was damaged. I am now quite good at steering.    
       

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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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Around Phuket – by Alex

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007
This is my friend Daniel and me. Daniel lives on the boat Shayile. We went to the Seven Wells in Langkawi and we zoomed down the waterfalls. Once Daddy and Nicki zoomed together and they crashed into Jenna (Daniel’s sister).    
       

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Langkawi to Phuket – by Alex

Monday, December 18th, 2006
This is Hole in the Wall in Langkawi. We went eagle feeding with chicken skins. Some other tourists fed them bread but they didn’t like that. One big eagle swooped down and got it but our picture of that was out of focus because it went too fast.    
       

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Singapore and Melaka Straits – by Alex

Friday, November 24th, 2006
This is me on a jetski in Singapore. It was great fun because every time a big boat went past we drove into the waves and I got soooo wet. The jetski was part of a party they were having at One15 Marina where we left Tui Tai.    
       

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Malaysia – by Alex

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006
We have left the Philippines and we went to Borneo in Malaysia. In Kota Kinabalu we stayed in a marina with lots of other boats. Kota Kinabalu was where we met Jack and Connor who lived on boats. Connor’s mum worked at a horse stable so we were able to go horse riding and help at the stables.    

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El Nido to Puerto Princessa – by Alex

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
  This is me on a swing on my boat. Do you see my sister peeping? She is very cheeky! The swing is on the boom – my Dad is worried about the boom when I am swinging on it. I can climb up the mast too. There are steps and I know how to undo them and do them up again. I can climb the highest in the family. I think so.  

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