4:25'.19 N 100:94'71
Tuesday 26th October 2010
towards Talang Island
0655hrs left at first night after a surprisingly
comfortable night, anchored in the middle of the shallow, but wide river
estuary, despite being surrounded by fishing boats going in and out of the
Lovely day passing the islands of Pangkor carried a
fair tide the whole way and romped along at 8 knots plus.
1240 hours anchored between the mainland and the island
at dead low water. A really great day didn't do any jobs today other
than polish the transom. A nice swim but very strong tide.
Position: 4:25'.19 N 100:94'71 E
Distance run 41 miles average speed 7.1 knots
Mineral extraction mine and factory
right on the water’s edge opposite the island we anchored behind.
Water still very muddy, goodness knows what horrid chemicals are in it?
Great anchorage, had a swim anyway,
such lovely weather at last!
Dinghied over to the small island,
nothing but rubbish and sacs full of plastic bottles?
Fishermen seemed to have used it as
a temporary refuge, with abandoned mattresses, endless pieces of wood and
rope, and bits of rope and fishing line everywhere. Regardless of all
this, there was a dog roaming around, plus two nests attended by a pair of
whistling kites and another by a pair of sea-eagles, let’s hope the
fish are not too poisoned by that mineral extraction factory!