Our 'reason' to be here is to get two month Thai visas from the embassy. If you have a visa in advance it is valid for a 60 day stay. If you take a visa on arrival it is 30 days.
Our new rig is scheduled to arrive in Langkawi in two days so it is time to beat feet and do the one last day passage up to Kuah. (Because we had to wait for an 11am high water to leave Straits Quay and then had headwinds we didn't reach Kuah until 10pm. Fortunately the entrance is well lit and we've been here before so no dramas.)