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West coast sojourn

February 4, 2014


I can hear my fans calling – ‘where have you been, we can’t live without your blog’.  My answer, get a life.  Who wants to read a blog of someone who may be living your dreams.  Just makes life harder!

All kidding aside it has been a while since I have had a chance to sit down in a place that has a wi-fi connection good enough to load pictures and serves a decent cup of coffee.

This is going to be more of a photo journey as, surprise of surprises, I don’t have much to say.  Wouldn’t you all love that; a nice quite Tony.  I doubt that will happen anytime soon but for now I just have to let the saltwater wash out of the brain as we have been mostly cruising the west side of Thailand up to the Burmese border for the last little while.  Would love to have gone into Burma but the permits are very costly and one must have a Burmese guide onboard 24/7 which is OK but then there is a room and board charge for that person of $40/day.  So, until things free up a little will wait.

So, enjoy the photo journey



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15 Comments leave one →
  1. Wayne Holt permalink
    February 4, 2014 22:14

    You knew I was going to mark this ‘unread’ didn’t ya? Muhahahaha…..

  2. February 5, 2014 03:12

    Great pictures. Love the “Don’t hug the buddha”!

  3. Sue Donaldson permalink
    February 5, 2014 06:57

    The Surins look like what Krabi & Phuket were like, oh 25 & 30 years ago…lucky you to have that experience in this globalized tourism age…it’s getting more & more difficult! xx

    • February 5, 2014 13:21

      Yes the world is shrinking and it is more and more difficult to run away from it all.

      Tony Gibb/Connie McCann Onboard SY Sage Ph: +66937806825Sage

  4. Louise permalink
    February 5, 2014 07:39

    I don’t think those were girls, Tony.

    • February 5, 2014 13:20


      Tony Gibb/Connie McCann Onboard SY Sage Ph: +66937806825Sage

  5. February 5, 2014 08:39

    Beautiful photos!

    • February 5, 2014 13:19

      Thank you. Much appreciated considering how many of yours I have enjoyed.

      Tony Gibb/Connie McCann Onboard SY Sage Ph: +66937806825Sage

  6. February 5, 2014 08:41

    Nice to see you including the local lady-boys in your visitations Tony. ;-}

    • February 5, 2014 13:18

      Totally all inclusive!

      Tony Gibb/Connie McCann Onboard SY Sage Ph: +66937806825Sage

  7. Anne Boldt permalink
    February 5, 2014 09:10

    Every one of your tells a story Tony on its own!
    Wonderful pics!
    Annie B.

  8. February 5, 2014 16:14


    J Jean Macleod le Cheminant, B.A. CELTA, B. Ed

  9. February 6, 2014 01:27

    Tony and Connie. We always enjoy you postings. Just to let you know our blog is active again at: We are in Mexico, getting ready to sail to Cuba next week.TTFN

  10. February 27, 2014 15:26

    Answer: The Hiscocks. Did no one else even see the question?! For shame. Though WHO built it I can’t say beyond its being a yard in NZ.

    In looking that up, found this comment funny on the CRUISING WITH ROAM II site:

    “An historic boat came into Cochin – Wanderer V, the last of Eric and Susan Hiscock’s boats that they had completed several circumnavigations in during their cruising life in the 1940′s and 50′s. She is now owned by a real character, an Italian called Nico. He was totally ignorant of the history of the boat and thought everyone meant Hitchcock – ie film director ALFRED HITCHCOCK! He still wasn’t put off when he found out that poor Eric had died on board Wanderer V in New Zealand in 1986.”

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