Well, the news is that I am flying over to Malaysia and then to Krabi in Thailand with Airasia, on Friday 12th April. The best news is that my lovely wife, Rebecca, is coming as well.
She has agreed to come over for about 1 month and go sailing in the Andaman Sea and the islands around Phang Nga Bay. Next year she is coming for the whole trip for 8 months to Sumatra!!!
Once at the Krabi Boat Lagoon Marina, we will scrape Surfmachine's hull and apply a new coat of blue antifouling paint and fill her with water and splash her back in the Ocean.
Then we will visit Phi Phi Don island and visit Maya Bay, where they filmed the Beach movie with Leo... Hook onto a mooring for a day, go diving around the other side and watch the circus as they all come over from Phuket in speed boats!!!
Just relax and kick back on the boat and enoy the tropical weather.
Go for a few scuba dives around the island!!
Also pick up my new dingy, the old Aquapro, from Langkawi. It has been fitted with new Hypalon tubes. Visit Phuket for a few repairs, and pick up my crew for the sumatran voyage. Jessica from Germany, for the first 3 months. Then Damo, from Australia, is joining surf machine in Nias, around September. My last crew, Adam, ended up buying his own yacht in Phuket a few weeks ago, another 42' aluminium sloop, called the sound of music!!!
This is the inside of the saloon aboard Surfmachine, very comfy!!!
Captain Keith at Margaret river with his 9'6" gun!!!
Coffee with my wife and friends at the beach in front of our house at Margies.
A local being towed into a wave in January near where we surf at Margaret River!!!
The dingy that will have new hypalon tubes.
Need a new flag?
Need more of these?
Getting ready to go!!
Becalmed in the MAlaccan Straits!!
Fair winds from Keith...