To Pulau Bunting

To Pulau Bunting
 
 
 
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 Up and ready to leave at seven. The view out the back of the girl, Jerejak Island to our left and Penang to our right.
 
 
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Anchor up and heading toward Second Bridge before turning left, lovely clouds – OOOOps, autopilot stopped. Hand steering it is then.
 
 
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Bear’s duty so I could take pictures, sunrise, Penang and First Bridge.
 
 
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Actually, the mood on board as we head toward First Bridge was incredibly low. A new autopilot (over two thousand pounds) what next ??? what is there left, what else can go wrong. Bear, stoical as ever, I cannot believe it though, not something else.
 
 
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Somehow, going under the bridge on a beautiful sunny morning lifted our spirits somewhat.
 
 
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By the time we saw chums at the port we were OK. These big ladies and working girls of course, will get their own blog (once I have looked up all their details and settled to write the thing).
 
 
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Brightly coloured ferries went back and forth.
 
 
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Current line marked with foam as we approach the cruise terminal.
 
 
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The cruise terminal marks the end of our lane, once past we can bear right into shallow water (well, it’s not very deep here to be honest).
 
 
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Now with five to six metres below us our friends are much smaller. The chap on the right nodded toward his net so a quick right turn.
 
 
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To our right the four metre line is clearly visible.
 
 
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My watch and heading toward, through and past lovely little islands with deserted beaches.
 
 
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I wouldn’t go so far as to say I like the new chartplotter but I have to get on with it. Bear has downloaded a more comprehensive manual for me – so...... watch this space to see how the taming goes. Pulau Bunting, our destination is joined to the mainland by a long bridge, they certainly are good at building them here.
 
 
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Having the sun on our backs, flat-calm water, lovely scenery have all made for a soothing our souls. And no rain for a change.
 
 
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Ooooo look, a mast, bet we get great internet here, indeed, we did but first I have to dodge fishing markers.
 
 
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Yup, Beez Neez is anchored on dry land again....... In real terms I circled a couple of times and found the whole area to have five point six metres below us, so despite what the chartplotter says we are quite a distance from the trees. We had a smashing evening of games, nibbles, a sherbet, showers, supper and an episode or two before settling with a green glow from all the squid fishermen who would act as our guards all night. Our sunset. Wonderful, this is what it should be like.
 
 
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ALL IN ALL A REALLY GOOD DAY – SAVE FOR THE AUTOPILOT......
                     A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND ANCHORAGE