We set sail today around noon. Have to top off the water tanks, stock up on a few more provisions, go through immigration. It will be 4 days until we reach Phuket. We will anchor each night. Tonight we will either anchor at Koh Turatao (27 nautical miles) or Koh Bulo Le (33 nm), the second night will be Koh Rok and the third night will be Ko Pipi and the 4th night we arrive in Phuket. The waters should be clean and swimmable but will vary.
I must say its been extremely advantageous being in Langkawi with someone who speaks the language (Malay) and knows the area. We avoid the touristy areas and Ed drives around like a native. Ken arrived yesterday. He is very nice and reminds me of Harrison Ford.
I feel so lucky being able to learn sailing with two people who are so experienced and willing to teach me no strings attached. I will either be paying Ed a small amount of $ or making some paintings for him as trade. I've heard its unusual for crew to "pay to work" but I don't mind at all its such good experience and Ed is such a laid back, easy going person.