Singapore to Langkawi Day 3 - Almost got to Penang at Pulau Rimau

Martin and Elizabeth Bevan
Tue 8 Dec 2015 16:55

Position           05:15.07 N 100:16.38 E

Date                1655 (UTC+8) Tuesday 8 December 2015

Distance run    In 9 hrs 50 minutes 68nm over the ground, 65nm though the water

Trip total         370nm over the ground, 348nm through the water


Another strenuous day’s mainly motoring; let the photographs tell the story.


Atmospheric dawn looking east to the Malaysian mainland


We were overtaken by a number of boats in a hurry to get to the fish


And then there was a water spout - fortunately it kept its distance


And a little watch keeper who stopped by for a rest


After a busy day avoiding things we fetched up, well before dusk, to the north of Pulau Rimau in a sheltered anchorage ready for the 17nm trip up through the harbour of Penang on the morrow.  We thought that we had it to ourselves but were joined by three other boats, the last one arriving after dark.


Looking into the anchorage on the north side of Pulau Rimau