Filling in the gaps.
just been looking back to find the last web diary, it was sent from
Must have been lots to distract me during the last month or so, But we are back at sea
Well that was a good start a further week has past during which time we have been
Moored up In Galle Harbour and have also spent 3 days in a van travelling around Sri
But first things first,
The Good news is I have managed to steer clear of all dangerous areas and Penguin
Spent 3weeks on the hard having her hull tended to, so She is once again in perfect
Condition. Amazing what three weeks of pampering in Thaiand can do for you. But I
Able to watch the enormous thunder clouds build up over the city and the amount of
Shipping moving backwards and forwards was truly unbelievable, So on the 15thof June
1300hrs we checked into the totally efficient system that is the
Control, there are so many ships Anchored , docked or transiting through that nothing
Short of the most well run system would be able to cope. Once we had rendevoued with
The control launch and they had checked our papers and issued us papers we were clear
ourselves a birth at a marina.
The worlds super Rich bring their super yachts to hang out and be seen in their marinas.
result there are a number of very smart
Facilities all of them about a quarter full, as a result they are desperate for any yacht to
Come in and fill a space up. So we scummy Cruisers get to use all these great places for
prices. Penguin ended up being Parked at One 15 Marina Sentosa Island five minutes from downtown
not seen since I was 19 an awfully long time ago, He had spent a good deal of
his life living and working in
At every street corner their was another shopping mall a world away from what we
used to in
the Indian curries and
Without a visit to Raffles and a Singapore Gin Sling. Gin and tonic being a favourite
When it comes to enjoying ourselves at the completion of a passage on Penguin.
Monkey Creek Lankawi.
After 5 days it was time to head north
through the Malaca Straights towards
Our original intention was to sail straight their, But Paul had told me off a couple of
We would be in one of the most congested seaways in the world and everyone would
Be grateful not to be sailing continuously day and night for 5 days. So we pulled in at
29th of June. Jacky was due to arrive in Phuket on the 3rd and Penguin was booked in to the Boat Lagoon for some well deserved pampering on the 2nd of july. We did manage
spend one day on one of the beautiful
meet Kevin at Solidar Marine. The entrance to the lagoon is one mile into a Mangrove
Swamp and involves getting up through a dredged channel at high tide as we were a
Couple of hours early it meant that on a couple of occasions we dragged the keel through
The mud. So that was that we were in Phuket , their was another list of jobs to do
first their would be two weeks with Jacky in
To have to wait.
had got a few things she was keen on doing in
and some related to meeting up with a friend from
So that he could get to a full moon party at one of the beaches, I can’t imagine
What goes on at those.
will have to do for now,
Until the next instalement.
Penguin Making her way slowly up through the mangrove to meet the boatdoctor.