Almost a year ago, a friend who is an experienced sailor, invited us to a week long sailing trip around the Adaman Sea in Thailand. After almost waiting a year for this trip, it finally happened last week. The week past by so fast everything happened in a blur; I shall try to recount what we did over our sailing trip.
Day 1: Phuket Yacht Haven Marina to Koh Phanak.
10 of us set sail from Phuket Haven Marina. We get caught in a storm just as we anchor for the night and the engine dies. Luckily the charter company sends some technicians over and fix our issue. (Broken electrical wiring)
Day 2: Koh Phanak to Koh Kudu Yai. We spend the morning exporing some hidden hongs (sinkholes) before the tourist day trippes arrived. We then anchor off in a beautiful anchorage between two islands and discover a crag right across from us.
Day 3: Koh Kudu Yai to Railay. We climb this crag at sunrise and then set sail for Railay. We were headed to kayak some mangrove forest when we get caught up in a storm and proceed to sail for the next 4 hours to Railay with lovely winds.
Day 4&5: We climb in Railay.
Day 6: Railay to Ko Phi Phi. I crash from the intense climbing and spend half my day passed out on the boat. We sail to Koh Phi Phi where we enjoyed some decent snorkeling, a stunning sunset, and bbq on the boat.
Day 7: Ko Phi Phi to Ko Yao Yai. we sail to a lunch place where it is literally a rock and a restaurant.
Day 8: Ko Yao Yai to Phuket. We sail back to Phuket after lazy motoring back to the harbour.
Day 9: We leave the boat and wakeboard by a nearby cable park before boarding plane home.
A very memorable trip where 10 people, stuck on a boat managed to have a great time and not kill each other.