We spent Wednesday and Thursday nights anchored off Kuah which is the main town on Langkawi. On Thursday we went into town to clear in to the port and to check out the shops. We found a pretty good chandlers.
|Zen Again Track|
|GoogleEarth Track entering Rebak Island Marina|
On Friday (yesterday) we weighed anchor under sail and had a very pleasant sail 8nm SW to a place called Sunset Beach. We sailed past several tiny but spectacular islands. All the islands are covered in thick jungle, and most are very steep-to so one can sail past very close. Some rise out of the water almost vertically as exposed cliffs, while others have cliffs elsewhere on the island. Very spectacular. The area reminds us of the Whitsundays, having lots of islands close together which clear sailing between.
|Departing Kuah Anchorage|
We anchored at Sunset Beach with Kakadu and everyone jumped in the water to cool off and to scrub their hulls. We managed to clean all but the keel. The Coppershield/Coppercoat antifouling is almost two years old and still appears as good as new.
In the afternoon we motored the 4nm to Rebak Marina. The marina is "inside" Rebak Island and you can't see the yachts until you're in the narrow entry channel. Happily the light breeze was flowing through the marina, contrary to some reports we'd heard of it being windless inside. It was great to have a proper shower, and to catch up with other yachties at the resort Happy Hour. The facilities here seem pretty good. We are at 06 17.78N 99 41.89E.
|Anchored off Sunset Beach|
|In the entrance channel to Rebak Island Marina|
|In the pen|
|The Hard Dock Cafe and hardstand|