We departed Rebak Island marina on Boxing Day, sailing SE to the "fiords" at the southern end of Pulau Dayang Bunting. We stayed there for two nights. Yesterday morning we sailed to Fisherman's Cove (Selat Riang-Riang) at the southern tip of the Langkawi island group. Today we sailed to Kuah.
|Zen Again Track|
|Great sail to the Fiords|
|Spectacular surroundings in the fiords|
|Zen Again in the fiords|
The fiord is a lovely anchorage, very well protected from sea and most winds. The clouds were speeding past overhead at times but it was calm in the anchorage. We saw many macaque monkeys, brahminy kites and several other birds. We had the anchorage to ourselves on both nights.
Yesterday we motored from the fiord to Fisherman's Cove. Along the way we calibrated the newly installed backup autopilot, doing the necessary 720 degree turns and zig-zags. The cove is another small anchorage, this one protected by three islands which surround it. On the day the wind came up to 20-25 knots at least, with good bullets coming through the anchorage. The seas from outside penetrated a little, but it was very flat once the wind moderated a little. We saw only one monkey but lots of brahminy kites (like sea eagles but with chestnut wings and back instead of dark grey).
|Dawn at Fisherman's Cove|
We expect to stay here for two nights before heading north to the Hole in the Wall anchorage on the NE coast of Langkawi. We hope to spend New Year there, and probably won't have phone/internet coverage.