This is a new one for us, a sailing interview with a non-sailor! In actual fact Jia, manager of PSS Shipyard, does own his own (motor) boat but he rarely gets the chance to go out in it.
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 cliché, except that it isn’t. It’s real and golden and joyous and quiet and infused with peace.
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
We catch up with Lorraine and Marco Hoff of s/y Pension Games on a bright, blustery afternoon in Brighton Marina, UK. They live aboard their Oyster 406 and we chat to them about Marco’s stature, Bora Bora, not being able to see live music, the eighties…and cats.
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.