Sailing from Phuket (Thailand) to the Andaman Islands (India), and back (February-March 2008)


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In February-March 2008, I went on a sailing trip with the Aiken-Widom family. On a rented catamaran (Cyrene) we sailed from Phuket to Port Blair (Andaman Islands) and back. Each crossing took 5 days, including a one-day stop in the Similan Islands (Thailand). I left the catamaran in Port Blair and for 10 days I separately visited Havelock, South Button, and Inglis islands

The Cyrene crew, with Alex Aiken, our captain, on the right
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Cyrene
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Leaving Kata beach (Phuket)
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Thai fishing boat near Phuket
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Similan island #4
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Across the Andaman sea
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A nice treat on the boat
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Arrival to Port Blair (South Andaman island) at 4am
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Ferrys in Port Blair′s harbor
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Our taxi in Port Blair (the typical Ambassador)
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The clock tower in Aberdeen Bazar (Port Blair′s shopping area)
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Scenes in Aberdeen bazaar
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A small temple in Port Blair
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Beaches in Havelock
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Most of Havelock consists of dense forest, but there are many trails that can be used for hiking
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Havelock has also farming areas
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From Havelock to South Button and Inglis islands
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South Button, a tiny island, but a great snorkeling spot
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Inglis island
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Leaving Port Blair on our way back to Phuket
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