04:19.21N 100:25.38E Tanjong City Marina, Penang, Malaysia, Wednesday 24th
The sail up from Port Klang to Penang was only marred by hundreds of
kamikaze fishing boats. I hear they think it good luck to cross in front of
a sailing boat. It would be mostly harmless if they had anything approaching
regulation navigation lights. Most of them though seem to use a combination
of Christmas tree decorations and road-mending equipment.
The island of Penang and Georgetown seems nice if a little more gritty than
Singapore and there are some remnants of the old Straits Settlements
colonial buildings left. We will be here for Christmas and have checked out
the venerable Eastern & Oriental Hotel which may be our venue for dinner.
Grandad Cpl. F Pickup REME made it here before me doing his bit in the Army
in the early 50's. I'm not sure if I should mention that to the natives or
A very Merry Christmas to all.