Singapore to Langkawi Day 5 - Penang to Pulau Peyar

Martin and Elizabeth Bevan
Fri 11 Dec 2015 18:25

Position           06:03.82 N 100:02.70 E

Date                1825 (UTC+8) Friday 11 December 2015

Distance run    In 5hrs 45minutes 40.4nm over the ground, 42.4nm though the water

Trip total         428nm over the ground, 409nm through the water


We stayed only two nights at Straits Quay as we wished to press on north to Langkawi.  The time for leaving the marina was between 1200 and 1300 and getting an hour later every day.  The first sensible anchorage for overnighting is 40nm north at Pulau Peyar and in order to do that in daylight a noon departure was called for.  Well we made it away 1240 and after a brisk motor sail picked up a mooring at Pulau Peyer about 30 minutes before dusk.


Why you do not sail at night – bamboo stakes place as fish and yacht attracting devices are all over the place


And so are these things towing trawl nets