The Hole in the Boat and Other Catastrophes

The Hole in the Boat and Other Catastrophes

It really feels like I should knock on wood before writing this post. We’ve been generally healthy, and have had no major catastrophes. (Knock. Knock.)

The Hole in the Boat

I suppose you can guess where this is going.

Eric and the big boys had gone ashore in Koh Lipe, and Sawyer and I were hanging out in my cabin in the boat, playing cards. All of a sudden, the boat lurched and there was a loud crash and splintering sound. I jumped up on deck to see a medium sized ferry backing away from the boat, and a man perched on the bow and holding his palm up at me, shouting “It’s OK! It’s OK!.” Our boat had been hit right at Alex’s cabin, on the port (left) side of the bow (front).

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Boat Trip : The Summary 2/3

Boat Trip : The Summary 2/3

Read 1/3 here. 3/3 is coming soon…

8. Koh Tarutao : December 14-16, 2014 – At around 40 nautical miles, the trip from Koh Kradan down to Koh Tarutao was our longest day sailing. We started getting knocked around, part way through the journey, when the wind picked up and began to bounce us around. Eric, the old salt, held down the fort while the rest of us spent a good part of the day trying to sleep off the queaziness, despite having taken sea sickness pills. When we finally pulled in and dropped anchor at Tarutao National Park, way down in the deep south of Thailand, we were pretty relieved.

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