Singapore to Langkawi Day 5 - Penang to Pulau Peyar
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