Sent: Saturday, January
25, 2003 7:30 AM
Subject: Thanks Mom
I have arrived at dad's and am feeling quite worn out.
I got the gas detector already. Thanks mom.
It turns out Jeff found a good one at an RV store and picked it up for
me. So now we have two.
I had such a good time this last segment of the trip I didn't get around
to writing anything. It has been extremely pleasurable to have many people,
friends, lovers and cousins on the boat. I think I am becoming a good
At one point we had 8 people on a day trip to a smaller island in the
Koh Chang group. One cousin; Jeff, one second mate; Tony, the second mates
girlfriend; Amanda, a nice English girl we picked up in Koh Samet, my
girl; Caroline, our two Thai restaurant owning friends; Mook and Pai,
and a local from one of the guesthouses who was a particularly skilled
fisherman; Go. It was the fullest the boat has been and it made me realize
that if things are prepared correctly we could take that many people on
a few day trips and people could sleep on deck and in the cabins and be
Important information. I lost my drivers license. Actually I haven't lost
it. I know exactly where it is. I just don't want to bother going back
to Koh Samet for it. I think I might find out if I can get my new one
by mail. My old one expires April 2003, I think.
Thank you for the information on Alan. I will put it to use in the next
It is fantastic living on the boat from day to day. I was not sure how
much I would like it and was afraid I was wasting my time rebuilding it.
I now realize that it was not a waste at all. I have had the time of my
life this last month. Yesterday, I realized that Tony and I had been living
on the boat and sailing from Island to island for 31 days. Exactly one
month. It seems like a lifetime. We have leisurely traveled just under
200 nautical miles and explore a great deal of the east side of the gulf
Looking at the charts was a little daunting because the trip to koh Samui
is about 192 NM.
I am going to write two more installments of my story, as there is a lot
to talk about. We will be leaving for Koh Samui in early Feb. I will let
you know as the time approaches.
Much love mom,