Destination: Koh Petra

07.41 N 98.45 E

Steep high and forbidding island 10 miles from the mainland.

"Forbidding" is in this case to be taken literally as visits are, strictly spoken, not allowed. You'll only rarely get shot at if you do go ashore there though.

Koh Petra is an important site for the harvesting of edible bird's nests which are very valuable, hence the discouraging of visits.

Anchoring off is no problem. Both the W side (NE Season) and the E side (SW season ) offer good holding and shelter and the scenery is impressive.