Sailing from the Butangs to Ko Rok

The archipelago of Ko Rok Nai and Ko Rok Yai is the mother of all those deserted-white-sand-palm-fringed beaches you see in travel brochures and on postcards. The place is a clich√©, except that it isn’t. It’s real and golden and joyous and quiet and infused with peace.



Good to know Millie is looking after Esper while we are away…#followtheboat #cat #cats #catsonboats #boatcat #milliethecat

Posted by Followtheboat on Tuesday, 11 August 2015

hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic...

Van Morrison

Steve Tack – ‘The Arrival’


Came across this track just now whilst searching for an opening tune for our next video blog update, coming out next Sunday. What do you think of it? It’s to accompany a rather gorgeous sunrise vista: deep pink and purple clouds hanging over Adang island with a crescent moon above, shot at around six in the morning. Flat, calm seas … Read More

The sooner we learn to be jointly responsible, the easier the sailing will be.

Ella Maillart


Rye Maritime Festival. Fluttering flags, beer, blue skies, beer, live music, beer and ice cream. A real old-fashioned Sunday day out.

Posted by Followtheboat on Tuesday, 4 August 2015

FTB Sailing Log #07 | Sailing from Ko Lipe to Butang Thailand

Having decided roughly in which direction to head in order to get to Phuket, we weigh anchor from Ko Lipe on a hot morning. Since the boat is pointing into the wind whilst tied to the mooring we get the mizzen and the mainsail out and, before we know it, we’re sailing for the first time in what seems like an age and a half.