It’s been a long slog getting out of Indonesia, and, getting up the Strait of Malacca has been similarly slow. But, as always in sailing, hard times are compensated with good ones and arriving in Langkawi has been very rewarding!
After Port Dickson, near Malacca, it took four more day-sails before we reached Langkawi. In Port Klang, we sailed into the Royal Selangor Yacht Club, where we received a very warm welcome, free t-shirts and a few beers! The last two nights we found relatively calm and protected anchorages en route.
Once we reached Langkawi, we headed into Kuah to catch up with an old friend. We also met another kid-boat with two boys similar ages. It’s incredible how fast boat-kids connect, it literally took less than a minute and the four boys were sharing Star Wars stories, comparing Lego kits and non-stop chatting. They had obviously been deprived…
We had a few squalls in the Strait of Malacca
We saw plenty of fishermen
They often turn around to come and check us out
Approaching our anchorage at dusk
another gorgeous Malacca sunset
fishing boat against the orange sky
plenty to see on the way
huge cranes and much activity
it kept the kids entertained
next morning, more cranes on the northern side of Klang
cranes in the mist
so where have all the port markers gone?
after a few more days we reach Langkawi
catching up with an old friend
sunset over the RLYC
nice to do school off the boat for a change
the pool at the RLYC
playing cards with their mates
the eagle, symbol of Langkawi
what do they talk about all day?
let’s get wet
local shopping mall
the anchorage on the west side of Langkawi, in Telaga
Telaga marina entrance
anchored under the cable car
light-sabre fight at dusk
next stop: Thailand!