Michael Hughes and Ger White
Fri 23 Dec 2011 00:43
We arrived in Penang yesterday--well organised, though small, marina in the middle of a large shopping mall---with a Tesco round the corner!!
More importantly it's ten minutes by bus from the centre of Georgetown--a town with a lot of history and the old part well preserved. We'll go in today and see.
The trip up was uneventful--as seems to be the case here, too much of it was under engine. We stopped and anchored for a night on the way up--water is shallow well offshore, so we were anchored in 4 metres of water about 3 miles from the nearest land!! Waters are calm enough, and if it had blown up--which it didn't--we would just have moved on.
Plan to stay here for Xmas--and probably new year--though the lack of a pool here and the attraction of Langkawi beaches and waters may alter our plans!!
All is well