To Pangkor Anchorage
I came on at six (we had had a very rare duty swop just so I could have the delights of the chums), Bear had left me to do the hard right toward Pangkor, so I could choose which anchored chums to wiggle through, this was going to be great fun. My first, Spring Progress had been resting for twenty four hours. 229 metres long, 32 metres wide with a draught of 7.6 metres.
My second chum, Berge Bandai had been on holiday for a week. She measures in at a slight 180 metres by 30 metres with a draught of 6.4 metres.
Plenty to keep me occupied as I had a quick look at the AIS and a few girls moving around. Bear sleeping soundly beside me, what more could I possibly need.......
At 06:23 I could make out the jetty, soon it will be time to take a left turn up the channel.
Twenty minutes later I see the first light of day and turn left.
I pass a Navy girl, an unlit tow and as day turns grey a lot of noise coming up on our left.
The noise turns out to be fishing friends racing in to be first to market.
Loads of them in all shapes and sizes.
Over to our right the anchorage comes into view.
The early ferry comes roaring out from Marina Island, giving us the track in.
To our left a peaceful morning scene – a husband and wife.
Our comes a tiny working girl.................
.............pushing up water as she goes.
We anchor under the chatter of birds. Time for breakfast, a little snooze and a gala dinner tonight.
ALL IN ALL BRILLIANT FUN
A GREAT MOTOR THROUGH THE CHUMS