We are now anchored at Tanjung Piai, at the southernmost tip of the Malay Peninsula. We are at 01 16.14N, 103 21.51E, in 5m of water. - only about 75nm to the equator! We arrived at 1710 and half an hour later had a light rain shower to wash down the decks for us. Good timing. Our track is shown in green below...
|Zen Again Track|
Many big cargo ships passed us as we proceeded SE just outside the shipping lane. We encountered about 8 tug/barge combos, but only a handful of fishing vessels. We saw very few fishing nets - far fewer than during Sail Malaysia in November 2012. Robert is rapidly getting his head around the lights shown by the various vessels, including the somewhat random lights shown by fishing vessels.
The boat went very well, despite still having a lot of barnacles awaiting removal. She reaches very well under full main and #2 headsail once the wind get to 10 knots or so.
Tomorrow we will head towards Nongsa Point Marina on the Indonesian island of Batam. We plan to spend a couple of days there. Hopefully our papers are in order for clearing in to Indonesia.