January 14, 2011

ko similan

the similan islands belong to thailand and are situated over 50 miles from the west coast of phuket. once we cleared customs and immigration and officially left thailnd we headed towards the similans to spend a few days on our way to sri lanka. the islands are a national park and there are park moorings everywhere. we picked up one of them and stayed there for a couple of days. the water was the most clear since the pacific. there were plenty of fish and beautiful spots to snorkel. the beaches had a very soft white sand and in general the sights were very beautiful. and to top it all, we had the most amazing weather. it was so wonderful that it was hard to leave knowing we had a long crossing ahead… but he had to and after a wonderful stop of beach sun and swimming all around we dropped the humongous buoy and set sail towards the west.

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