One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things - Henry Miller

Friday, June 4, 2010

Heading for India

Friday, 4 June 2010
Here we are tonight on our way to India having left Langkawi at 6:00pm. Our current position is 6.15 degrees N, 99.18 degrees E and we are travelling at 19.4 knots. Our colds are improving but we have come back to the cabin early again tonight rather than share our germs with others.
Beaver Bill will show the exhilarating day he had joining us on our tour of the tidal mangrove waterways of Langkawi as we explored a bat cave; visited a fish farm; watched the Brahminy Kites (eagles)diving to be fed, photographed wild monkeys in the trees around us and travelled out into the open sea to see Southern Thailand across the channel. He joined us for lunch at The Bayview Hotel shopped with us at The Zon, a duty free shopping centre which was the highlight of the day for Hobo 1!!! We lashed out and bought ourselves toothpaste, cough drops and a small $9 clutch purse for me as I left mine at home.
Does random _rulze have a birthday coming up soon? How would you boys like to be earning a living as fishermen out in these little squid fishing boats we passed last thing tonight? See the lights hung out on the side of them. These light up the skyline like a city once night falls as the fishermen scatter across the ocean.
Strong winds are forecast as we cut across the southern extent of the Bay of Bengal so this may sort us out a little. We’ve had nothing but mill pond conditions since we left Sydney. It should be good to feel a bit of weather under us so we know we are on a ship and not in a block of high rise flats.

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