Category Archives: Island tales

Phuket October 2011

Just a few pictures of my sailing trip around Phuket and Phang Nga Bay. We sailed on the ‘Zephyros’, a Bavaria 50 chartered from Elite Yachting. Not the best sailing weather during the SW monsoon (11 days rain out of … Continue reading

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Lamma Island’s boulders now in concrete and paint.

From the South China Morning Post of today. A typical Hong Kong solution for something that isn’t a problem. Instead of being happy and proud about the beautiful nature on the outlying islands, some dimwit with nothing better to do … Continue reading

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Het Wakend Oog

On the Dutch Wadden Sea island of Terschelling, near the harbour, there is this nice little coffee house called ‘Het Wakend Oog’ (The All-seeing Eye).  The purpose was to provide shelter for the local fishermen, when they had to watch … Continue reading

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Brandaris lighthouse

The Brandaris is a lighthouse on the Dutch Wadden Sea island Terschelling, in Friesland. The first Brandaris was built in 1323, but it was destroyed in 1570. The current tower was built in 1594. It was my daily sight when … Continue reading

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China’s beautiful islands

It’s almost weekend, and I am in island mode and mood today. Found a nice site with beautiful pictures of China’s nature. These are the 10 most beautiful islands in China. Have a nice weekend!

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Christmas in Thailand.

On December 20 we left for Phuket via Bangkok. We had rented a boat from Rob Williams’ YachtPro in Yacht Haven Marina, and were scheduled to leave for a 5 day trip starting Monday December 20. We stayed 2 nights … Continue reading

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YachtPro: Sailing in Paradise.

When I started out planning to get my own boat built, I also realized that it had been quite a long time ago since I sailed on anything bigger than 8 meters long. I needed to refresh my knowledge, and … Continue reading

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