Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Penang to Songsong

Hi everyone,
Yesterday we sailed from Penang to Songsong Island, the latter being about halfway to Langkawi.  We anchored off the E side of Songsong Island in 9m over sand at 05 48.58N 100 17.91E.

Zen Again Track
The departure from Penang was different since Sail Malaysia runs a "parade" under the main Penang Bridge.  A fleet of powerboats came south from Georgetown, and the Sail Malaysia yachts went north from Jerejak anchorage.  We had a bit of fun motoring around the anchorage at the nominated departure time sounding our bugle to get everyone out of bed.

Jolie Brise and Zen Again led the yachts under the bridge after the motor boats came through.  The organisers had a helicopter taking video throughout, and we hope to see the pictures soon.

From the bridge everyone headed north towards Langkawi.  As usual the wind was on the nose and we motored clear of Penang and onward to Songsong Island which we reached mid-afternoon.

Yachts parading under the bridge
Dol Selene (L) and Kakadu (R) passing Penang
The Doctor crossing a tide line
Kakadu anchored off Songsong Island
From here it's only 40nm to Langkawi!

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