Uligamu: Formalities and our First Taste of the Maldives

We arrived in the Maldives from Trincomalee, Sri Lanka after five days at sea with spectacular sunsets and a dolphin escort.  We were dropping anchor on March 27th, our anniversary!  Already, we were stunned by the beauty of these atolls, and excited to be spending 6-8 weeks in...

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...