On our return from our land travels it was time to clear our personal ‘stuff’ and deliver Tulu to Langkawi in Malaysia where she will be handed over to her new owner (you cannot sell a foreign boat in Thailand). We sold bits, gave away more bits, threw away even more bits and left most of the non-personal things on board. We packed what we really wanted to take home into 4 checkin plus one excess bags – not easy!

We checked the boat out of Thailand with customs and immigration, and left Phuket Yacht Haven to sail to Langkawi. We had good wind, rather big seas and luckily not too much rain and arrived safely in Telaga Marina a couple of days later. At 9am on Thursday 18th August we said our sad farewells to the boat that has carried us most of the way round the world – very emotional!

From Langkawi we drove back to Phuket from where we fly home (we already had the ticket – it’s just now one-way).

Having lived on board Tulu for the last six years it was never going to be easy to sell her (emotionally) but the deal is done and we can now move on to our next project of getting a barge to cruise the inland waterways of Europe. In the meantime we shall be living in Fowey in Cornwall, spending lots of time with family (if they’ll have us) and reestablishing our feet on dry land – but not for too long……..

As the pages and photo gallery of this website shows we have been to some wonderful places, met great people, and made some very special friends. We’ve learnt a lot (I hope) and loved life as cruisers. This will be our last post in this story – thanks for tuning in!

Chris and Sara xx