Saturday, 1 March 2014

Nongsa Point Day 2

Hi everyone,
We had a pleasant day at Nongsa Point today.  I spent this morning working on the to-do list which included:
  • Check engine overall, and oil and coolant in particular (all OK)
  • Fill water tanks and secure filled jerry cans in forepeak
  • Fill fuel jerry cans and stow in cockpit locker
  • Attempted to connect gps/instrument data to laptop (failed due to driver incompatibility)
  • Rigged shock-cord to hold checkstays forward when not in use.
This afternoon Robert and I took the resort bus to the Megamall in Batam City where we did some provisioning,  I bought an Indonesian SIM for my phone and we enjoyed a good coffee at Starbucks.

Impressive new Telcomcel tower in Batam City
This evening Robert and I hung out at the resort bar with a colourful bunch of expat Scottish, Irish, Swedish and Dutch folk.  They are working here on oil & gas projects, movie animation and boat design & construction.  Apparently the population of Batam has grown from less than 10,000 to over 1 million in about 30 years.

We have a few more jobs on the to-do list prior to departure and currently plan to depart on Monday.

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