The time has come for us to say our final fairwell to Asia as we prepare to leave for the Maldives in the next couple of days. We've enjoyed the beautiful New Year Fetivities here in Patong Bay in Phuket, Thailand with hundreds of fireworks and Thousands of Thai lanterns being released from the beach. My cousin David has joined us for a few days to celebrate the New year and we've enjoyed relaxing and making the most of our last few days here.
Blue Moon is once again stocked up with enough food to feed a family of five for a year...we never learn but who knows what we'll crave while hundreds of miles from the nearest market! Our water line is once again rediculously low but most importantly we feel prepared for surviving self sufficiantly for the next five months if neccessary!
Our first leg is roughly 1500 nautical miles to the island of 'Uligan' in the Northern Maldives which should take around 14 days. We'll spend a week or so there and then sail the 1000 miles to Salalah in Southern Oman. We'll be sending updates to our Cruising log via the radio so to follow us just click on the link on the right hand side of this page.