For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go - Robert Louis StevensonWith Trish aboard we departed Penang on 9th December for a circumnavigation of Langkawi.
|Trish never stopped smiling|
|Tourist diving mecca|
|Not another yacht in sight|
We decided to head East about and anchored at Palua Timmen before heading to the famous 'Hole in the Wall'. Apart from the only floating restaurants in Langkawi, they also offer 'yacht-sitting' on the moorings.
|Floating restaurants and moorings|
|Arrive by dinghy|
|The food is fresh and tasty|
Being shot by Archer fish through the floorboards of the floating restaurant is a hazard. but arriving by dinghy is a bonus.
We ran into an old friend Terry from 'Drifter' and installed Total Tide for him, without expecting the chocolates and wine in return. Terry really knows the way to a woman's heart.
|Australian yacht Drifter|
|Tourists pay to see the eagles; we take the dinghy|
More swims and dinghy tours at Tanjung Rhu, Paula Singa Besar (Great Lion Island) and Palau Singa Kechit and another yacht catchup. We had lent a DVD to 'Giddyup' months earlier in Indonesia and finally got it back over sun-downers.
|Stunning sunset with the storms|
|Trish and Lea hit the Banana Boat|
|The Islands of Langkawi with Legends|
|The Lang is accepted as an eagle to the peoples of Langkawi|
|Mandatory pancake making for the crew|
|The storms can be ferocious|
May all your bars be wooden and well-stocked!