Day 91, Year 4: Happy 2nd Birthday to Sam!
Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Weather: Another Beautiful Day; Very Little Wind-Until Now
Latitude: 08 degrees 03.331 minutes N
Longitude: 098 degrees 28.278 minutes E
Location: Ko Naka Yai, Thailand

We did it again. We aren’t where we said we would be. We are not back at Ao Po Grand Marina as we planned, but rather we are anchored off an island very close to the marina. The thought of going back to land was just a little too much for all of us, so we settled on an anchorage close by so we can still be in the marina early in the morning and ready for our elephant riding adventure.

We started our day on the James Bond island and had some nice explores in the overhangs and caves. We then moved on to Ko Hong in Phang Nga Bay and explored the hong and caves there-spectacular. We rested while Sam had his afternoon nap and were planning on heading slowly back to the marina once we got up. But then we found this alternative anchorage and away we went. As soon as we arrived we took Sam ashore for some beach time. He had a great time running the beach in his birthday suit and then we all headed back to Windbird for a birthday party. Sam opened presents and blew out the candles on his birthday cake. We ate dinner in the cockpit while watching The King and I. We only got part way through the movie tonight, but maybe we will get to watch some of it tomorrow. It was quite a busy day and we are all exhausted. We explored James Bond island, explored hongs and caves, enjoyed time on the beach, opened birthday presents and had birthday cake.. After all that, Sam had a bit of a rough time going to sleep, but he is down now and maybe he will sleep through the night and give his mommy and daddy and good night’s rest. Unfortunately this anchorage is a bit bumpy. The wind has picked up and we are rocking. Let’s just hope we keep rocking and not rolling. It would be a real bummer to have our last night out be a sleepless one.

090121 Day 91 Thailand–Ko Daeng Yai to Ko Hong Phang Nga to Ko Naka Yai