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SALET GALET

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SALET GALET

14 miles from Lampi Anchorage ‘A’

SALET GALET. 10°52.69N, 98°04.93E

The channel of water separating the islands of Lampi and Wa-Ale Kyunn is about 200 metres wide and about two miles long. On either side, the channel is banked with steep sloping rainforest and by fringing coral reef below.

Anchorage in the middle of the channel is in 10-15 metres. This anchorage is safe to sit out any storm.

Salet Galet is an area of outstanding beauty but unfortunately a Myanmar fishing village has been established on the small island in the middle of the channel. This island is now heaped with plastic rubbish and broken bottles and the once prolific wildlife has all but vanished with frequent hunting parties from the village and 24-hour racket of longtail boats.

There is a great jungle walk up the west peak on Lampi with spectacular views over Salet Galet channel. The mangrove river on Wa Ale Kyunn is worthwhile for kayaking and ends in a small fresh water stream and waterfall. There is considerable illegal logging happening along the banks of this river.

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