Plunge boldly into the thick of life... Johann Wolfgang Von GoetheAnother two nights of anchoring in the Malacca Straits saw us entering the Penang Strait. The first morning we awoke to a fleet around us! We were to get used to this over time. A large anchor light over our bow gives the fishing boats an opportunity to see us and generally keep clear.
|The fleets get bigger|
|Questioning the fit|
Tanjung City Marina (no longer in existence) was conveniently located right on the doorstep of George Town, the capital of Penang. George Town is accorded a listing as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
|Tanjung City Marina street side|
|Tientos is obviously the pot of gold|
|And the old which included the picture framer on the right|
Long regarded as the food capital of Malaysia, its beautiful coasts and medical centres attract visitors from around the world. It is an excitingly diverse city, crammed with a juxtaposition of locals, expats and tourists.
|A Star Clipper anchored off the Marina|
We spent 10 days on this trip catching up on maintenance, eating, sightseeing, eating, shopping, eating and more eating. Another foodies gourmet paradise.
|The view from the top is spectacular|
|The Gents at the Toy Museum|
It also teemed with rain as Typhoon Durian crossed the Malaysian Peninsula.
Keith, as an ex-firefighter for both local and Airservices, always enjoys finding other firie spots. Bomba Dan Panyelamat means Fire and Rescue.
|Fire and Rescue|
|Penang skyline heading to Langkawi|
May all your bars be wooden and well-stocked!