We ventured up to Subic Bay where i got new batteries and visited an old Seattle friend and headed back to Coron.
My weather information was not accurate and i thought one should leave the Philippines by April, turns out that is when things really get good. We also really wanted to be back in Thailand for Sangren, mid April. We began the long trek back to Singapore and up to Thailand, a familiar path. I picked up an extra crew in Miri Marina on Borneo, Jean is a cruiser and did the Sail Indonesia Rally with us, she joined us for the passage to Singapore. Sadly that is the last time i shall see my good friend as she passed shortly after our voyage. Jean lived life on her terms and will always be remembered fondly.
Back in Phuket we did some boat work and then i moved the boat back to Malaysia, visa run, and flew back to the states for two months for a grand cross country trip. That saga is well covered in my blog, but short story, it was the time of my life, joining the Merry Pranksters on the original Furthur Bus to cross the country.
I bid good by to the US after cleansing myself of all possessions back home. Back in Malaysia and then back up to Phuket where we are doing more boat projects, playing music and getting ready for the next big Furthur Adventure.