Well we finally made it out of Phuket! After half the crew were struck down by some vile South East
Asian virus (ok, maybe just a bit of food poisoning, who knows?) which further delayed our departure
by a day (we'd already stayed a couple of days longer than planned waiting for a package from the
US) we left Yacht Haven Marina yesterday morning. (Actually three to the day since we joined My Way
in Australia!) We've had light winds and predominantly flat seas since, motor sailing with just a
headsail up to help us along. It's already been an eventful trip, with dolphins, rain squalls,
lightning, some big commercial ships and a few very strange floating packages that looked like they
may be awaiting pickup by men named Fingers and El Presidente in a black boat. Oh, and a guitar!
Yes, we picked up a guitar we found floating off the southern tip of Phuket yesterday, complete with
one intact string! More amazing still was that a mile later we found half a drum set and what looked
like several sheets of old Hendrix music. You see some weird things at sea!
So we're all in good spirits, ticking the miles off to Port Blair in the Andaman Islands. We're
already half way there, should be in tomorrow. 'Til then, happy April Fools Day!
All the best from Mike, Sarah, Phil, Nic, Carlos, Jimmy
Remember you can check http://blog.mailasail.com/myway
for these daily reports and a chart of our