On Wednesday afternoon we departed Danga Bay marina. This morning we arrived at Admiral Marina, Port Dickson, at 02 28.60N 101 50.75E. We did the 140nm trip in two legs - the first 20nm to Tanjung Piai and the second a 24 hour passage to Admiral Marina.
From Danga Bay we motored down the Johor Strait and across to Tanjung Piai. There were some big thunderstorms about but happily they all missed us. Nevertheless a huge lightning bolt hit the ground within a mile of us with a mighty (and almost simultaneous) flash-bang!
Tangung Piai is the southernmost point of mainland Asia. We visited it by land on the coach tour from Danga Bay. From the boat at anchor we could clearly see the globe shown in one of our tour photos.
|Zen Again Tracks|
|Zen Again track into Admiral Marina|
At 0700 on Thursday we weighed anchor and headed around the cape with Kakadu. There was a light wind but our course just outside the shipping lane on the Malaysian side was too high into the wind to sail. Kakadu "took a flier", crossing the shipping lane in order to sail. We decided to stay out of the lane. As a result we motorsailed for the entire trip and Kakadu managed to sail nearly all the way. Darn.
|Traffic in Malacca Strait|
|Zen Again in Admiral Marina|