Whistlestop tour!

Welcome aboard Debs!! Thanks for being our latest guest crew member on Angel Wing! And even though it was only for a brief whistlestop tour, we still packed a fair bit in: Paddling through the hongs in Phang Nga Bay, followed up with some pretty classy sundowners!   Diving and snorkelling at Koh Racha Yai,…

Bircher at “The Beach” (Galley Goodness)

What better way to start another day in tropical island paradise than with a bowl of bircher muesli? Oats, nuts, sunflower seeds, sultanas, fruit juice, a few sprinkles of chia seeds, and several dollops of home-made yoghurt all mixed in. And served with an amazing view courtesy of “the Beach”, or Maya Bay on Koh…

Ding dong, it’s time to hong!

PHANG-NGA BAY, THAILAND As we (motor)sailed north into Phang-Nga Bay, we were greeted by large monoliths jutting vertically out of the sea, dripping with limestone stalactites and coated in lush rainforest. The scenery in this part of Thailand is spectacular, but the real gems are what’s hidden within. Many of these islands are actually hollow,…

Hermaphrodites and hermits (Marine Biology 101)

Ah, it’s so great to be back in clear water, with diving and snorkelling spots around nearly every corner! And in Kamala Bay, Phuket, we found nudibranch heaven!! We spotted more than ten species, including a few mating pairs, and lots of nudi egg ribbons. (According to Google), nudibranchs are a group of soft-bodied marine…

Flamers and fireworks…hello 2018!

Incoming!!! Normally that’s a call you hear on a battlefield when rockets and artillery are raining down, but it was also yelled out several times during our new years eve celebrations aboard SV Billaroo in Patong Bay, Thailand. Every now again, an errant paper lantern, lit by revellers on nearby Patong Beach to accompany new years’…