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.

 

Maps.

Bay of Bengal

Andaman 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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