We spend a week in Thailand preparing for our first big offshore passage since the refit, across the Mallaca Strait to Indonesia! https://www.sailingnandji.com
In this episode of Sailing Nandji, we arrive to the island of Phuket in Thailand. Wasting no time, we head straight to land and hire a scooter to begin the daily missions of chasing up everything we need for our next big adventure to Indonesia and the Indian Ocean. We collect the essentials, ranging from surfboards and fishing rods to toilet paper and epoxy!
We get our NEW Flexible Solar panel by Solbian Solar panels stitched onto our bimini. Nandji now has a little bit of luxury with 2 fridges installed and we want to maximise the amount of solar energy we can harness installing the new SXX 180 flexible solar panel. These panels are new technology and we are excited to now have over 700 watts of solar on Nandji. To learn more about this product, check out our website.
Keeping busy whilst we wait for the bimini to be completed, we finish off other jobs around Nandji that need to be done. Since leaving the boatyard we have a long list of little jobs that need to be completed to finalise the refit. One of these is to re apply kiwi grip on the new bow, so we spend the afternoon finishing off this project before going out enjoying the fact we are in Thailand after all! It can not be all work without a little play!
Elephants of Thailand. Ep 123
In this episode of Sailing Nandji, we are in Thailand! After needing a mountain of stainless steel fabricated for our refit of Nandji we decided to head to Thailand on Uncles boat as the craftsman ship is much better than Langkawi at a more affordable price. We set off for a week long trip and hoped to get everything made in the short time we planned to stay. After riding around on our scooters for over 4 hours a day chasing up and organising the work to be done, we found ourselves with an afternoon off in Phuket!
Bonita had heard of an ethical Elephant Sanctuary where they care for old disabled elephants. The sanctuary buys the Elephants from around Thailand from people who mistreat and abuse the elephants and then offer them a safe natural place for them to live in their normal habitat. Having no idea where to go, we set off on our scooter trying to find and learn more about this amazing place!
These guys do an amazing job at seeking out elephants around Thailand that are being abused and heading to their rescue and bringing them back to this sanctuary. Bloody legends in our eyes!
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