Remembering Cambodia

Remembering Cambodia

It’s been a while since my last post, more than a couple months. Six shoe sizes, five haircuts, 5 inches of vertical growth, and few border crossings to be vaguely exact. The rambling that follows is a revised draft, originally written during our bus ride into Vietnam from Kampot, Cambodia…8 weeks ago I think? We just finished up a relaxing stay at a friend/boatmate’s place on Koh Samui, Thailand.  See Brian’s villa here. (We exercised our second of a three entry visa for Thailand.) Either Kelly or I will speak more about that in a future post. Maybe soon, but more likely not until after next Christmas. For the curious few, we’re still alive and well. With 3 more weeks abroad, we’re starting the last hoorah phase of our trip, currently in Malaysia, heading south into Singapore and Indonesia before our return. Fun fun!

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Sand in Our Toes!

Sand in Our Toes!

Hello everyone! A quick update about our time aboard the Arikeh.

We’ve managed to survive the halfway point of our month short exploration of the Andaman Sea. Where the hell has the time gone? At some point we’ll document our mini sea exploration in more detail, but for now, I hope you enjoy a few photos. We’ve kept a log of our anchorages, fuel consumption & mileage, way too much for a quick update! At the moment, we’re sitting on a mooring at the resort destination of Ko Lipe. About half our stops have been on remote islands, with the others being more developed. We departed with a very loose itinerary, allowing the wind and our hunger to determine direction. For the inquiring Googlers, here’s a short list of a few of our stops so far: Ko Yao Yai, Phi Phi, Maya Bay, Ko Lanta Yai, Ko Ngai, Ko Muk & the Emerald Cave, Ko Kraden, & the National Park @ Tarutao.

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Paddle thru a Cave

I’ve managed to throw together a video made from footage of a fun filled day on the the Nam Lang River. After editing, I have so much respect for the Whitehead family, who put out a badass video at hockey season’s end every year…from much more footage.  Sheesh… & Kelly finally gets her computer back.

Zach, Alex and I jumped on a short kayaking tour offered by the guesthouse we’re staying at. It’s likely a bit long for most viewers, but then again our family will have fun watching it in full length again someday! The float runs through a cave full of bats, it’s size difficult to describe. Maybe about the size of the Kingdome? The run through the cave is near the beginning of the clip, shots of the kids and a bunch of my very novice paddling skills follow. Enjoy!

And thanks again Pop for the GoPro.