Aug 1, 2009
After breakfast we had the choice of going ashore for little while or staying on the boat, a few of us decided to go ashore and get some much needed supplies before our 260 mile passage down to Malaysia. When we got back to the boat we waited for the little Thai children to come aboard for a tour of Argo and see how everything works, then we all ate lunch together and went for a quick swim before the kids departed. Once lunch was all cleaned up and the children were gone we began to prep Argo and get everything ready for the long passage down. We departed Koh Samui around late afternoon in more than ideal weather for sailing and began our first watch team for our long trip ahead of us.