Surin islands 30 jan

Terry & Fiona
Fri 1 Feb 2013 07:59
09:25.7 n
097:51.4 e
30 Jan. Ban Thap Lamu to Surin islands. 58nm
started with some good sailing, but winds died leaving sloppy sea. frustrating motoring all afternoon, but made lots of fresh water.
anchored on west side in bay between the islands. a few buoys here but all taken. paid 1000baht for boat and us for 3 or 4 nights, not sure to Park Ranger.
went for lunch ashore on day 2 with Gaia, Quiet Achiever and Liberte at one of the government run camp sites. lovely food. went for a walk to try and find some baby turtles, no joy.
day 3. Gaia left for the Andamans and QA had already left in the night to return asap to mainland with serious engince problems.  we noticed that the bilge pump kept going off – found a small dribble from the raw water pump. luckily we carry a spare and T managed to fit the replacement. fingers crossed.