Sailing from Phuket (Thailand) to the Andaman Islands (India), and back (February-March 2008)
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.
Bay of Bengal
The Cyrene crew, with Alex Aiken, our captain, on the right.
boat near Phuket.
Similan island #4.
Across the Andaman sea.
A nice treat
on the boat.
Port Blair (South Andaman island) at 4am.
Ferrys in Port Blair′s
Our taxi in
Port Blair (the typical Ambassador).
tower in Aberdeen Bazar (Port Blair′s shopping area).
temple in Port Blair.
Most of Havelock consists of dense forest, but there are many trails that
can be used for hiking.
Havelock has also farming areas.
Havelock to South Button and Inglis islands.
Button, a tiny island, but a great snorkeling spot.
Blair on our way back to Phuket.