Ready for another little sailing trip
There’s something special about setting sail on a traditional schooner. With its classic lines and wooden hull, a schooner represents a bygone era of seafaring and adventure. I’ve been fortunate enough to own a beautiful traditional schooner for several years now, and every time I climb aboard, I feel a sense of excitement and anticipation for the journey ahead.
As I prepare for my next sailing trip on my schooner, I’m reminded of the unique pleasures of sailing. For one, there’s the thrill of navigating the waters, using the wind and the tides to chart a course through the waves. There’s also the peace and tranquility of being out on the open sea, far away from the distractions of daily life. And then there’s the camaraderie of sharing a small space with a group of like-minded adventurers, all working together to keep the vessel on course and in good condition.
But sailing on a traditional schooner is not for the faint of heart. It requires a certain level of skill and experience to handle the sails and maneuver the vessel through the water. It also requires a certain level of physical fitness, as the work can be physically demanding. But for those who are up to the challenge, the rewards are immeasurable.
As I pack my bags and prepare for my upcoming voyage, I’m reminded of the importance of being prepared. Sailing can be unpredictable, and it’s important to be ready for whatever may come our way. That means stocking up on supplies and provisions, making sure the vessel is in good working order, and having a solid plan in place for our journey.
Of course, no matter how well we prepare, there’s always an element of risk involved in sailing. But that’s part of what makes it so exhilarating. There’s a sense of adventure and excitement that comes with the unknown, and that’s what draws so many people to the sea.
As I step aboard THE BLUE and feel the wooden deck beneath my feet, I know that I’m ready for whatever lies ahead. Whether it’s calm seas and clear skies or rough waters and stormy weather, I’m prepared to face it all. And I know that at the end of the day, I’ll be able to look back on another incredible journey on my traditional schooner, with memories that will last a lifetime.
Another sailing trip in Phuket sounds like a fantastic idea. With its stunning coastlines, clear waters, and beautiful islands, Phuket offers endless opportunities for exploration and adventure on the high seas. Whether you’re seeking secluded anchorages, vibrant snorkeling spots, or picturesque beaches, there’s something for everyone. Here are a few suggestions to enhance your sailing trip in Phuket:
1. Phi Phi Islands: Set sail towards the iconic Phi Phi Islands, located to the southeast of Phuket. These islands, including Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh, boast breathtaking landscapes with towering cliffs, crystal-clear waters, and stunning beaches. Maya Bay, made famous by the movie “The Beach,” offers a picturesque anchorage and a chance to swim in its turquoise lagoon. Don’t miss snorkeling at Bamboo Island, exploring Viking Cave, and soaking up the vibrant atmosphere on Phi Phi Don.
2. Similan Islands: Head northwest from Phuket to the Similan Islands, an archipelago renowned for its pristine diving and snorkeling sites. These uninhabited islands feature vibrant coral reefs, abundant marine life, and stunning underwater landscapes. Richelieu Rock, one of the top dive sites in the area, is a must-visit for diving enthusiasts. Enjoy anchorages at picturesque islands like Koh Miang and Koh Similan, where you can relax, swim, and explore the tropical surroundings.
3. Racha Islands: Sail south of Phuket to the Racha Islands, consisting of Racha Yai and Racha Noi. Racha Yai offers beautiful beaches and calm anchorages, making it an ideal spot for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. The crystal-clear waters provide excellent visibility for exploring the vibrant marine life. Racha Noi, known for its stunning dive sites, offers opportunities for experienced divers to witness majestic underwater scenes.
4. Krabi and Ao Nang: Venture east from Phuket to Krabi and Ao Nang, where towering limestone cliffs, hidden lagoons, and stunning landscapes await. Explore the iconic Railay Beach, a rock climber’s paradise, or enjoy a relaxing swim at the pristine Phra Nang Beach. The nearby islands of Koh Hong and Koh Poda offer stunning anchorages, snorkeling spots, and opportunities to soak in the natural beauty of the area.
5. Phang Nga Bay: Embark on a sailing adventure through the remarkable Phang Nga Bay, famous for its limestone karsts and emerald-green waters. Explore hidden caves, kayak through mangrove forests, and witness the awe-inspiring landscapes that make this area so unique. Don’t miss iconic sites like James Bond Island (Koh Tapu) and the secluded Hong Island.
These are just a few suggestions to enhance your sailing trip in Phuket. With its diverse array of islands, stunning landscapes, and vibrant marine life, Phuket offers endless possibilities for an unforgettable sailing adventure. So, prepare your vessel, chart your course, and get ready to create beautiful memories as you explore the wonders of Phuket’s coastal waters once again.