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Visiting the Big Buddha in Phuket, Thailand

We’ve been hanging out on Phuket Island for several weeks now.  We hauled out at G&T boatyard for some work, but we bookended our haul out with visits from both of David’s siblings: Thomas first, the first week of January; and then Julie at the end of our haul out.  Both Thomas and Julie wanted…


Clearing in to Satun, Thailand: Stuck in the Mud

I’m living at a 5-degree angle. Drawers aren’t closing properly with the usual effort. I tripped going up our stairs, unused to the weird effect. David’s nervously pacing up and down the decks of our boat.  Starry Horizons is stuck in the mud, and we’re waiting for high tide. Sailing Langkawi to Satun After cruising…


Sailing the West Coast of Malaysia: the Malacca Strait

After having such a great time in Singapore, we set our sights on our next hurdle: sailing the west coast of Malaysia. Clearing Into Malaysia in Puteri After clearing out of One15 Marina in Singapore we motored 31 nm around the west side of Singapore and into Puteri Harbour Marina. As usual, passing under the…


Cruising Langkawi, Malaysia for 10 Days

We spent ten days cruising Langkawi with our friends aboard our boat Starry Horizons.  This was our big stop in Malaysia, and with all its beaches and towering landscapes, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Charter in Langkawi If you aren’t coming on your own boat, there are several charter companies operating in Kuah, including Dream Yacht…


A Day in Langkawi

About Langkawi Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands off the western coast of Malaysia.  The island group is surrounded by the Andaman Sea while only being 30 km offshore.  The islands are jungle-covered craggy mountains, which makes for stunning landscapes.  However, the water is very murky, with low visibility.  We are really crossing our…