Passage to Ko Lanta
Ko Lanta Anchorage
Yesterday we departed at the crack of dawn from Nai Yarn off Phuket Island and sailed 50 nm to Ko Lanta an island to the east. Traveling along with us was Michael and Ann from s/v Callisto. We had winds from the NE, so it was a tight reach for the first 6 hours. We were making good speed, but Tahina got a mile or so further south than Callisto due to our higher leeway being a catamaran. But, the winds clocked around and lightened to the point we had to motor for much of the last two hours of the trip. We ended up at this pretty anchorage on the southwest end of Ko Lanta at about 2:30 PM.
Ko Lanta Sunset
In the evening, we went to Callisto for sundowners (drinks while watching the sun set) then headed to the beach. The sun was just setting as we walked along the beach and I snapped a few photos as we walked it. Awesome!
We then walked past the beach hotels and restaurants and up a hill on the road. Lots of Thai massage parlors as usual, and little restaurants. I liked some of the names: “Phad Thai Rock and Roll”, “Same Same But Different”. We ended up at a nice little restaurant built around a tree trunk.
Below is a map showing our GPS track of the passage:
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