Yangon Pilot Station

Digiboat's "Product Testing"
Simon Blundell
Sun 19 May 2013 21:21
16:13.92N 096:19.53E
20/5 0340LT
Arrived and dropped anchor right on sunset last night. Choppy, windy, uncomfortable anchoring in open sea!
Brief few exchanges with pilot vessel to discover no pilot present, which doesn't look good for getting up the river today. Possibly managed to convince them to send a pilot down overnight ("we look after pilot"), but with neither of us speaking a common language it's equally possible I just bought his brother. Will call them again around 5am and see if we've had any luck.
Settled down to a couple of arrival G&T's and an excellent, non-lap, bangers and mash cooked by Rogerio who has significantly improved with the smell of land in the air and a promise of sitting under a tree (the ulimate cure for seasickness) again very soon.
Luke and I settle into anchor watches and some general ship-shaping work overnight.
Really hoping we're not at anchor here for another 24 hrs!