Michael Hughes and Ger White
Thu 1 Dec 2011 11:35
We left Puteri Harbour marina this morning at 0800 to sail round the southern tip of mainland Malaysia and start up the Malacca straits. We are doing this as a series of day hops, as there are too many small fishing boats and nets etc. to contemplate night passages---and because we're in no rush and there are plenty of places to anchor on the way up.
We had a good fast sail through the big ship anchorage off the south of Singapore/Malaysia--lots of big ships anchored, but little movement--but as we turned north west up the Malacca strait the wind headed us--and given we wanted to keep inshore of the busy shipping lanes we resorted to engine and mainsail for the stretch up to Pisang island--where we anchored in 5m of water around 1500.
Just in time for a beer!
We'll be at anchor for the next few days as we go up the coast, until we get to Admiral Marina, Port Dickson, around Monday.