Day 166, Year 4 Down to the Wire
Date: Monday, April 6, 2009
Weather: Another Sunny Day; Late Evening Downpour
Location: Boat Lagoon Marina, Phuket Island

Although we are cutting it close, we do believe we are almost ready to leave here in the AM. We have worked furiously getting the boat straightened inside enough to sail. Muzza will come in the morning at 8:30 to make the last adjustments to the new cockpit enclosure and Luck will come at 9:00 to rub out our first little gouge in the new paint. It is in the green stripe right below where the dinghy engine hangs, so we assume it happened when hoisting the engine. It is not big, but Luck wanted to fix it before we leave. I have to go to the office to pay our bill in the morning and then hopefully by 9:30 we will leave here with the tide. It takes about an hour to drive through the mangroves in shallow water to reach deeper water in the bay and then we head straight for Phi Phi Le. It is one of our favorite spots in Thailand and we hope to just sit back and enjoy the evening there before continuing on the next morning.

We ended the day by inviting a few of our boatyard friends over to Windbird for a farewell celebration. Richard and Susan of Sea Bunny, Ley of Crystal Blues, and Larry and Joe came and then we all went to dinner at the little Asia Café here in the Lagoon. It was a fun evening and a nice way to end our time here.

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090406 Day 166 Boat Lagoon, Phuket, Thailand–Last Night in Boat Lagoon
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