Been a long time since this has been my view. Malaysia has marinas!Fair winds and following seas:)
I am in Port Dickson, Malaysia. I have had a fun week: met some fellow cruisers, enjoyed the music and company of the current band at the Sailor s Bar; and got some work done on Reboot. My plan was to head off this morning to Pangkor, a plan I had shared with a number of people. The trip is pretty short but with adverse winds and currents will take two days. (I learned to just anchor when the adverse current exceeds 1 knot, otherwise I burn a lot of fuel and don t make much progress.) During my final workup I checked the weather and discovered that severe thunderstorms are in the forecast for tomorrow. Thus I will wait until Monday to depart. I am just waiting for the “I thought you left” comments.” Fair winds and following seas:)
The time here in Puteri Harbor Marina has been a mixed bag. On the one hand it has been nice to be able to wash Reboot, head into Singapore for parts, and be able to go out on the evening without having to dinghy back in the.dark. On the other hand it has been debilitatingly hot making it difficult to get things done.
The time here in Puteri Harbor Marina has been a mixed bag. On the one hand it has been nice to be able to wash Reboot, head into Singapore for parts, and be able to go out on the evening without having to dinghy back in the.dark. On the other hand it has been debilitatingly hot making it difficult to get things done. Why is it that almost all of the restaurants serve their hot food cold? Yesterday I discovered a great breakfast buffet at the Hotel Jen. Went back this morning. Everything was cold: eggs, sausage, potatoes. It was inedible. Why? Fair winds and following seas 🙂
The gang has gone on in the Malaysia Rally. I am here for a couple of reasons. First, I am tired. After 6 months of continuous cruising from Sydney, Australia I needed a longer break. And because I wanted to spend some time in Singapore and needed some boat parts. So now I am alone. It dawned on me how much of a crutch Steve (Chandara) has been. Since we met up in Cairns I have stopped doing much of the research I would normally do. Steve would say “here are the waypoints to the next destination.” I would add them in and off we would go. He also maintained the schedule – “we need to leave on Tuesday.” “OK.” And we would leave on Tuesday. Of course as I have noted before he was the person who, after my dinghy died, ferried me around for about three months. So as I sit in Starbucks actually reading and downloading again I need to publish a big THANK YOU to Steve.Fair winds and following seas :)– CAPT Roger J. Jones USN (ret.)Sailboat Reboot (MMSI 366 958 630)411 Walnut Street #9700,
In Puteri Harbor Marina in Malaysia. It is a very modern marina, hotel, and mall complex. Just across the river is Singapore. We are upriver from Raffles Marina but on the Malaysian side. Will be here for about a week. Reboot is on a dock. How strange after all these months. New time zone. Decent restaurants. Women s knees. Wow. Tomorrow will sort out Internet and do a currency exchange. Currently using free WiFi in a bar. Crashed after arrival and dinner. Now 1 AM and wide awake.Crazy day passing through the Singapore Strait. Just a little boat traffic. Plus “me and my shadow.” Singapore patrol boats everywhere to make sure you don t cross the line. And at the turn into the Johor Strait one has to navigate through an anchorage. Pretty tiring. Of course the marina does nor show up on my “new” chart. But glad to be here.Hope a beer will put me back to sleep.Fair winds and following seas 🙂
In Puteri Harbor Marina. Beautiful place. Last time Reboot was at a dock was 14 February 2016!
To Malaysia. One overnight stop. 1 pob + 1 cat