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Christmas in Nai Harn

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We've spent Christmas off Nai Narn beach, on the South of Phuket, with lots of cruising friends. On Christmas Eve Santa found the kids on the beach and gave out gifts - we lit lanterns when the sun went down and watched them fly away. Christmas Day was spent on the beach and eating a long lunch in a restaurant with 7 other families before swimming the afternoon away.

Since then, there have been rounds of parties and lots of time under the beach umbrellas. We've all had massages - lovely. Seth got a remote control helicopter for Christmas and has been

perfecting his flight skills in the cockpit before launching it on land. Finn spends his days bobbing around in the small surf off the beach and only comes out when we insist that it's time to go home.

We'll be spending the next couple of weeks up the West coast of Thailand exploring the islands and beaches. New Year off Patong sounds like the thing to do. Will post more pictures in the coming days. Hoping that you all had a …

Christmas message

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Normally at this time of year we (though let's face it, Seth and I do the actual creating) would be happily making Christmas cards and mailing them out to those that we love. This year we are far from home and not particularly trusting of the postal service so will not be doing a mail out. Instead, our friends will have to manage with the festive wishes and love sent through this blog. A poor imitation of a Christmas card, but well meant. I decided to compile a list of those who would normally receive our cards – see if you can spot your name! Of course, Scott thought this was a very risky undertaking as I'm bound to forget someone, but I know you would forgive me.So, from all on Anui, we wish you a very happy Christmas and a safe and healthy 2011, with a bit of excitement and challenge thrown in. We will let you know how our festivities go – shared with new friends. Will be thinking of each of you,TO: June & John; Jo & Guy, Eddie and Mikey; Ev & Ralph; Gay & N…

Leaving Malaysia

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A month since our last blog. I have to confess that I've been waiting until we found something in Malaysia that would make the words flow... Probably sailing the Melaka Straits has not allowed us to see the finest sights that Malaysia has to offer. Mostly we've seen towns, concrete, dirty water and have craved quiet anchorages and somewhere to swim.

From the match-stick marina at Melaka, we visited a half-built marina at Port Klang and then motored up to Pangkor (another half-built marina!) where we stayed for a few days. Scott and the boys rode a motorbike around Pangkor Island, where I am sure that full workcover safety practices were followed.
From there we headed North to Penang. Penang's main town, Georgetown, is a fine mix of old and new, with many small Chinese shops selling everything imagineable. We bought a beautiful deep blue tea-set painted with golden dragons (clearly Scott's choice) and visited the Standing Buddha and the equally huge Reclining Buddha. S…