The group of fifteen arrived in Phuket and we met for dinner. The next day they were to pick up the boats an hour’s drive from Chalong and head to an agreed upon anchorage in Phang Nga Bay. I picked up three of the lady members who would ride up with me including my old friend Cathy who had crewed on Furthur many times for club events. It was good to see her.
We headed up the bay in sunshine and enjoyed the beauty of the rock formations which make the islands. We met the other boats and had a good time swimming and snorkeling about. Nothing like the smile on a Seattleite in winter swimming in 86 degree water!
My crew prepared a feast for the gang and they came over for a great Furthur Party. The next day I took them into several of the caves and hongs that dot northern Nga Bay. The squeals came when we entered the dark Bat Cave. And the Ewwww’s came as we left the cave and entered the tropical splendor of the hidden lagoon.
The next few days we hit all the hot spots, did some cliff jumping and swimming and much revelry. This was such a great thing for me as the one thing I do miss from home is this Yacht Club. I loved showing them the wonders of Thailand and all the hidden treasures I have found in the last few months. I even dug out my club burgee and flew it all week.