The outgoing tide was with us from early morning so we left Penang at dawn. We'd planned to leave at 6.30am (the sun doesn't rise here until at least 7.30) but things took longer and then, there was so much junk caught around our anchor chain, that it took even longer to leave. Rene said he even had Christmas lights wrapped around the chain, along with the usual rubbish and seaweed. We made good speeds though so the delayed start wasn't an issue. The journey north was pretty straightforward - though quite lumpy for much of it. We needed to reach our destination (Langkawi) by nightfall (7.30pm) and so had to motor a little more than if we'd not had the deadline in order to make 58 miles. We did manage to sail for a couple of hours though which was lovely!
|With this view, I found it incredibly difficult to concentrate on my TESOL course!!|
|Feeling so grateful for being able to live this right now :)|
|Motoring through magnificent untouched islands in Langkawi.|
|The view from our back "verandah" at anchor in southern Langkawi.|
|The deck port side, netting removed (don't look too closely at the painting I still need to do!).|
|The deck starboard side, netting still intact.|
|Rene does some boat work in paradise.|