Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit -Brooks AtkinsonWe left the Langkawi Yacht Club on 14 January, intending to have a couple of overnight stops before entering the boat yard. And, of course, straight into over 23 knots on the nose as it funnelled through the Langkawi Islands. First stop was Palau Timun, another favourite stopover. We had made friends with an old alpha male monkey who had severe facial injuries. When we say 'made friends', he would tolerate Lea getting close to lay down the oranges, but would not let Keith anywhere near him. 'Mr Wilson' may have bad experiences with the male of the species.
Next stop was Ko Koi Yai (now in Thailand unofficially) to wait for a rising ride the following day.
|Ko Koi Yai marked|
|Comfortable anchorage in calm conditions|
Tientos has a 2.5m draft, so we required a high tide to go up the Chebilang River.
|Deeper bit somewhere here|
|Follow the big guy|
Entry into the PSS Shipyard is by a railway and the great diver always ensures your keel is firmly in its appointed spot.
|The diver in yellow|
|Starting the journey|
|We had come a long way|
We were in the boatyard!
May all your bars be wooden and well-stocked!