Location: Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Before motoring away from Phuket we took on an incredible amount of diesel at the Phuket marina. As we took on the fuel most of us polished and brassoed as many surfaces as we could find. For several hours we motored 28 nautical miles to Phi Phi Don under an intense sun with little wind. The sea around us around us was beautiful and calm. We anchored near Monkey Beach in the shade of giant cliffs and took our first salt water baths. Tonight we will have a passage meeting and will begin our anchor watches.