April 22 - A visit to Wat Chalong

Not much new and exciting to report on the refit. This past week has seen more fitting out of stuff below deck, as well as the application of more varnish to handrails, dorades and some other items (cockpit table, etc). The "to do" list is definitely getting a bit shorter.
We did do some sight seeing and visited Wat Chalong and Rawai Beach. Considered the most important of the 29 buddhist temples of Phuket, there are claims that many miracles have happened here. Wat Chalong pays tribule to two highly venerable monks, Luang Pho Chaem (หลวงพ่อแช่ม) and Luang Pho Chuang (หลวงพ่อช่วง), who with their knowledge of herbal medicine helped the injured of a tin miners rebellion in 1876. The grounds are beautiful; a worthwhile visit if you find yourself in Phuket.
This special chedi, 61.39 meters high, houses a fragment of bone from the Lord Buddha.

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