Departure

Planning on a 2 pm local departure from Port Dickson. Destination Pangkor Marina, Marina Island, Pangkor. About 155 nautical miles. With currents about two full days. 1 POB + 1 Cat. Fair winds and following seas:)
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Prices

I have been here in Port Dickson for about a week. I just paid my marina bill. Including my laundry it was less than 2 nights in a U.S. marina. Quality!Fair winds and following seas
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Why you never say goodbye.

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:)
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Bundaberg Port Marina

@font-face{font-family:Calibri;panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;}After a quiet night and some Civ 5 in the A.M. I fired up the dinghy and headed into the marina. I immediately had massive sticker shock. Use of the dinghy dock and marina facilities is $20 per day. I expected a developed area but the marina is reminiscent of Shelter Bay in Panama. With the exception of a small chandelier and a number of marine businesses there is nothing here and “there” is a minimum 1/2 hour walk. The prices in the one restaurant make Bora Bora look cheap. The Internet, although free, is limited in daily use. It may be solid on the docks (I don’t know) but the public areas on land are limited to two tables with barely adequate connectivity. There is a nice area set aside as a “cruisers home port.” It consists of a covered area, a tented area, and a barbie. Whatever party is happening is the party you bring with you. Surprisingly there is no pub. Laundry is $4 per machine. On the up side the staff is very
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