Wednesday 27th October
2010 Towards Penang
0710 Left the anchorage in torrential rain, thank
goodness the wind had dropped we had 18 knts. On the nose last night in the
anchorage but it was quite comfortable, just as we were going to bed we had
another fishing boat laying his nets very close by, so switched on our deck
lights to make sure he could see us!
Followed by a large flock of little terns following the
boat catching sprats. The sprats must be in a school following in our
wake. The little terns were so close that one could almost reach out
one's hand and touch them, they were wonderful entertainment watching them
swooping and diving and chirping to each other.
Rain did not stop until around 1300hrs but no
complaints, we now have a clean boat, a flat calm and a fair tide we were
regularly doing 8+ knots over the ground and sometimes hitting 9!
1445hrs Anchored between the southern tip of Penang and
small islet called Rimau. Very comfortable.
South of Pinang Island
1700 hours approached by a fisherman who asked us if we
would move because we were where he wanted to lay his net. So moved closer to
the small islet and settled down for the evening.
Close up of
Rimau island anchorage spot
stood by till we moved out of his fishing spot!
Cooked filet steak au poivre garlic saute potatoes and
french beens with a bottle of pinot noir. Followed by a great cherry
clafoutis a la Valerie. Watched Anthony Hopkins Remains of the Day.
South Pinang Island, close to Airport
of our day off Pinang Island
Position 5:15'.30s 100:16'.65e
Distance run 60.5 miles average speed 7.05 knots
Thursday 28th October 2010 towards Langkawi
0610 left in the dark to make sure we arrive at the
Royal Langkawi Yacht Club in plenty of time as we have invited a group of
friends onboard for drinks at 1800 - I like making a rod for my own
back. Put the last of our bubbly from Australia in the fridge so that should
be nice and cool should have enough to go around depends how thirsty everone
is! Still Langkawi is a duty free island and we will be stocking up for
By the time we get to Langkawi we would have traveled
6,264.3 miles since starting this voyage from Sydney. We have visited
66 different anchorages and spent a total of 21 nights at sea.oo
Weather is warm and sunny with a light wind from the
N.E., looks like the transition period is through and we are finally into the
dryer and cooler season of the Northern Hemisphere's Winter.