06 January 2008

Koh Racha Yai

Anchored at Racha Yai Bay
Koh Racha Yai
Racha Islands
Andaman Sea

Greetings from Koh Racha Yai! Sandpiper finally left Kata Beach after spending the last 2 weeks anchored off its lovely beach. We sailed 13 miles south to the Racha Islands where we are currently anchored. We said "goodbye" to our friends on SV Uterus who have just departed Thailand and are now crossing the Indian Ocean.

Racha Yai Bay is a very busy place during the day with dive boats and ferries from Phuket. Sandpiper is anchored in a nice patch of sand surrounded by reefs along the edges of the bay. Today we had many dive boats anchored right next to us with divers below us and snorkelers all around us.

At sunset when all the tour boats leave the anchorage is quite peaceful. Last night 'Team Sandpiper" dinghied ashore after an afternoon of snorkeling and had a great dinner at the resort's restaurant, followed by ice cold Chang Beer at a small bar on the beach.

Tomorrow we are planning on sailing 30 miles to the east to visit the Phi Phi Islands.

More when it happens.
Tom and Amy

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