Arrival Report - Pangkor Marina

Sea Mist > Sold to New Owners July 2016
John and Cheryl Ellsworth
Thu 22 Nov 2012 08:46

04 12.70 N  100 36.06 E


First of all, we must report that we have never before seen/experienced so many fishing vessels as we saw in such high density concentrations yesterday and this morning…..literally hundreds of trawlers and gill net fishermen within line of sight…..often more than 30 or 40 boats seen on the radar screen when we had it set at 3 or 4 mile range……we don’t know how there can be any fish left in the ocean!!!...???  Somehow we dodged all of the obstacles they presented with their following trawls and, more importantly, their nets set with hard to see and interpret floats/flags.


Arrived at Pangkor Marina just before 11 am and were greeted by our close friends, Stuart and Shelia (S/V Imagine)……and then, a hour or so later, we had the unexpected pleasure of a visit from Pete and Shaz (Formerly S/V Bella Vista) as they were heading to the Kuala Lumpur airport to head back home to Noosa Ville/Brisbane….they had taken a couple of days of a holiday break on their return from a Trade Show in Europe and we just happened to arrive at the marina before their resort water taxi dropped them at the marina… was a brief, albeit terrific, reconnection…we had had such a wonderful time with them at their home in Noosa Ville last Easter.  Thanks to Marian and David, S/V Kilkea who were sighted by Pete and Shaz yesterday morning as Kilkea sailed away from the Marina….but subsequent emails amongst all of us connected us for today….what a small wonderful and positively coincidental world we live in!!!


We have had a bit of a struggle getting shore power connected with enough juice to run Sea Mist`s Air conditioning….and, let us tell you, the AC is an absolute must in this heat and humidity….daytime temps are in the mid 30`s (92 – 95 F) in the shade …..forget about the heat in the direct sun….it is a scorcher!....and night time temps only drop to about 27C (81F).  Anyway, after the struggle, we do have air con…hopefully it doesn`t cut out anymore.  The problem is a low capacity shore power system on the dock where we are tied up.


We expect to be at the marina for 2 – 3 nights and then move on.  Tomorrow night is the Sail Malaysia Rally Dinner event here at the marina so it will be great to reconnect with many fellow cruisers we have not seen for a while.


Happy Thanksgiving to our USA blog readers…..enjoy the turkey and family time!


Cheers, the Seamisters