In this episode of Sailing Nandji, Bonita's old man was a painter for many years in his younger days and the apple does not fall far from the tree! Bonita gets busy making Nandji beautiful in every hidy hole and paints the bilge in the saloon. After Yosh wet sanded back the hull, Bonita takes it upon herself to keep the painting going and primes up the hull ready for the new coats of antifoul, this proving she is a painters daughter. With some damage done to the topsides, Yosh gets on a scooter and rides 3 hours across Thailand to collect some paint and then turns around and rides back again! A Scooter mission from hell!
In this episode of Sailing Nandji, it is time to recap what has went down. We have not been able to upload any videos recently due to our recent incident and being forced to work hard on the boat, around the clock. Lets take it back and tell the story that has lead up this point. We have just dropped Marley off at his doggy resort where he will spend time over christmas and we have docked Nandji in Port Takola marina in Krabi province, Thailand. Here we plan to leave Nandji tied up to the dock whilst we ourselves fly back to Australia for Christmas. This is the first time Yosh has been home in over 2.5 years! Leaving Nandji all alone is a weird feeling and the preparation that needs to be put into making this all happen has been exhausting. With Nandji safe, we head off to the airport and fly back to our home land Australia!
Why are leaving the things you love so damn hard?
In this episode of Sailing Nandji, it is nearly Christmas time and for the first time since leaving Australia in July 2017 we have the opportunity to go home and see friends and family. Yosh has not been back to Oz in over 2.5 years and Bonita only returned briefly over a 1.5 years ago. We had been working towards being able to do this since changing our sailing plans mid 2019 and finally the final days were upon us. Heading to Oz, means Marley can not come with us due to strict quarantine laws in Australia, instead we drop him off to a carer who will look after him whilst we are away. And then there were two as we say our goodbyes to Marley. Leaving our shadow in Phuket, we sail across Phang Na bay to the Krabi province where we plan to leave Nandji.
In this episode of Sailing Nandji, we return to Thailand from Malaysia and get straight into the list of boat jobs needed to complete before we can continue on our journey. Thailand is a great place to complete tasks as there are many options to find boat supplies. Whilst we were cruising in Indonesia, Yosh made a boo boo and accidentally put a hole in the tender. After patching it up himself, the continual leak has been driving us crazy so we take it to the professionals to fix. Whilst there, we get some added protection for our RIB. Its tender love day, because dinghies need loving too!
Flying down wind, we need to avoid a fishing trawler and we LOSE steering... In this episode of Sailing Nandji, our quick dash to Langkawi is complete and we have some stronger winds forecast to blow us back to Thailand. We head out early and enjoy some great fun sailing. There are lots of fishing trawlers to watch out for and trying to do some quick avoidance, we lose our steering at sea... She will be right! Who needs steering anyway, Right???
In this episode of Sailing Nandji, we utilise the sunny days in Thailand and explore some of the many islands there are on offer. The sailing grounds in Thailand are amazing and we are blessed with smooth, easy and fun sailing. The problem is that other tourist boats are only a short boat ride away from the land and therefore we have to be in quick if we want to beat the masses. Part of the enjoyment of living on a sailboat is to find seclusion, away from everyone and everything. Thailand makes that hard, but we tried and we won!!!
In this episode of Sailing Nandji, we meet up with fellow Youtube sailing channel Yacht Ruby Rose. We were preparing to leave the Phi Phi island area when Bonita received a message from these guys asking where we were and if we wanted to hang! Awesome! We know a great little place where we could go and try to impress our fellow yachties... This is where we nearly kill Yacht Ruby Rose...
In this episode of Sailing Nandji, after spending 5 months in remote Indonesia, returning to Thailand we thought we wanted to do the normal tourist stuff, so we motor sailed Nandji the 20nm across to the infamous Phi Phi islands. This place is crazy busy with boats and tourists as thousands of tourists every day frequent the island. With hundreds of loud long boats roaring past Nandji, we decide to join the pack and hire our very own long boat captain for the day and head out on an excursion around the islands. This romanitc idea was more stressful than anticipated as we have near misses, boat collisions, get stuck on a rock and then have choppy seas on the way home... A real Thailand adventure!
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