Sunday, 9 March 2008

On the move again: Singapore March

One's destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things - Henry Miller
En route to Singapore Andrew, who had optimistically bought fishing gear at Pangkor, actually caught a fish! This was the first on Tientos since we left Australia in 2006.
Andrew the fishing guru
Andrew also eased into yacht life and although he did get seasick, he just did what he had to do.  The perfect crew! 
Learning the 'ropes'
Entering the Singapore Straits, the traffic was still there and another flag change; these were becoming quite frequent!
Big but anchor ball up
The Singapore flag up
Big and long

Back into One 15 Marina on Sentosa Island and we were ready to organise our CAIT and visas for Indonesia and catch up on boat maintenance while we were waiting. The hydraulic steering seals were replaced, 3 gas bottles refilled and we finally bought our new HF Icom 718. And of course, one cannot visit Singapore without doing something touristy. This time, The Singapore Flyer, which had just opened. Hey another first and another height 'experience'.
The view is incredible
Singapore is in a constant state of construction

Love Singapore and the Merlion
What a view from the Singapore Flyer

Shopped and touristed out, it was time to head across the Straits and clear into Indonesia again at Nongsa Point Marina.  

May all your bars be wooden and well - stocked!