Yesterday afternoon we arrived at Pangkor Marina Island after a 140nm passage from Admiral Marina (Port Dickson). The trip took about 31 hours for an average boatspeed of 4.9knots and average ground speed of 4.5knots. The engine was on for 27 hours so we managed to sail for a while - huzzah!
|Zen Again Track|
We departed on Wednesday morning just after dawn. We had to motor or motor-sail all day, into a light breeze but more importantly a left-over sea/swell. We tried sailing but the boat was stopped by the sea and the best we could do was 2knots - not fast enough.
After a pleasant hour or so sailing west we tacked and resumed motor-sailing. The sea was less disturbed offshore - there was probably wind over tide inshore. There were no nets offshore and we only had to contend with a series of tugs hauling barges and trawlers. Some of the trawlers seem to like playing "chicken" - twice we were the chicken and took major avoiding action. All good fun - sorta. As the night wore on the seas continued to abate and we had a reasonable motor-sail for the rest of the night.
|Pair trawlers - don't go between 'em!|
|Approaching Pangkor Island|
|Zen Again at Pangkor Island Marina|
We'll be here until sometime next week and over the weekend have several organised events to attend.
Trust all's well where you are!