After nearly four weeks in Perth I returned to Rebak Island on Wednesday this week. On Thursday the boat was relaunched and went into a pen. Only a small amount of water was entering the cabin so all seems OK for moving on to Phuket for the big repair and refit at Boat Lagoon.
|Zen Again Track|
Today's sail was a gentle introduction to solo sailing for me. We (the boat and I) covered 28nm over the ground and 31nm through the water, reaching Ko Terutao in Thailand after 5 1/2 hours. There was a nice wind between the islands but in their lee the wind was very light. We ended up sailing for 2 hours and motor-sailing for the rest.
Sailing the boat increases the leakage of water into the hull so I carried reduced sail for most of the passage. I have to sponge out the bilge every 10-15 minutes when we're under way. I'm sure it would be more often if I sailed her hard. Definitely not going to be doing that!
|On the mooring|
Needless to say, I don't yet have a Thai SIM card so have no mobile phone or internet connection - so no photos as yet.
Trust all's well where you are!