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He's OK, here's his recent post:
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Felix & Mr Pumpy safe in Kolkata!
Thanks to all those that emailed post the recent tsunami disaster.
I am fine and in Kolkata, and all is well.
Kublai's Khan sailed from Phuket to the Andamans on the 11th December, and left Port Blair (the capital) on the 21st December for Sri Lanka. I left the boat and flew up from Port Blair to Kolkata on the same day.
So, fortuitously, we all missed the tsunami.
The boat was a day out of Sri Lanka on Dec. 26, and being on the high seas, missed the wave completely. They are now sailing to Goa.
I am in Kolkata, and about to head to Burma. On the morning of the 26th, it was low tide in Kolkata, so apparently that saved us. At high tide, dear old "Cal" would have taken a beating.
But yes, this is a big, big disaster, and my heart goes out to folks caught up in it in any way. I wish you the best of luck.
Felix & the real Mr P, in Kolkata