Adventure is worthwhile in itself - Amelia EarhartAfter fueling up at the very convenient Marina bowser dock, we were once again off to meander the Malacca Straits, in company with solo sailor Michael on 'Renaitre'. After another pleasant overnight anchorage (still in the middle of nowhere), we entered the Klang River to anchor near the Royal Selangor Yacht Club. This is the host club for the 'Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta', and we were keen to visit and watch the frantic activities of the participating yachts.
|A forgotten competitor?|
Having Pewter goblets aboard for rough weather (we normally use glass as we do not 'camp') a visit to Selangor for more Royal Selangor Pewter was in vain. They had moved to Kuala Lumpur. Oh well, another missed opportunity to spend money.
|The participating yachts from all over the world|
|Royal Selangor Yacht Club|
|Australian Maid was to go on to win the Race!|
|A sea of rubbish|
After looking for heads inside motorbike helmets, watching 'Tactical Directions' drag frequently, including at 4 in the morning, we decided 2 nights was enough. Little did we know we had a stowaway!
We left the busy port of Klang to anchor at Pulau Angsa to watch the start of the race. The overnight storms were quite spectacular and we enjoyed being at anchor as they raged around us.
|Port Klang is the main port for Kuala Lumpur|
|Resort on Angsa with lighthouse on other side of island|
|The anchorage is always comfortable|
|Old and new Pulau Angsa Lighthouse|
|Another storm rolling in|
Our next overnight anchorage was a great find - behind this house about 8m off the Malaysian Coast. Although we anchored here many times on our Malacca wanderings we never did find out what it was for. On this night, a local fisherman stopped us as we were dropping the pick and moved us along about a a mile. No payment necessary and no nets. A win-win situation.
|Title for another movie?|
May all your bars be wooden and well-stocked!