Day-hopping it to Langkawi

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…

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We had a few squalls in the Strait of Malacca

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We saw plenty of fishermen

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They often turn around to come and check us out

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Approaching our anchorage at dusk

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another gorgeous Malacca sunset

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fishing boat against the orange sky

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plenty to see on the way

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Port Klang

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huge cranes and much activity

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it kept the kids entertained

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next morning, more cranes on the northern side of Klang

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cranes in the mist

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so where have all the port markers gone?

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after a few more days we reach Langkawi

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nice clouds

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catching up with an old friend

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sunset over the RLYC

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nice to do school off the boat for a change

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the pool at the RLYC

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playing cards with their mates

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in town

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the eagle, symbol of Langkawi

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what do they talk about all day?

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let’s get wet

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local shopping mall

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the anchorage on the west side of Langkawi, in Telaga

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Telaga marina entrance

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anchored under the cable car

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light-sabre fight at dusk

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next stop: Thailand!

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Day-hopping it to Langkawi

  1. Wonderful shots Audrie, I could barely recognise Kuah! I might have to get some photography lessons off you one day. Hard to believe you were only here for 3 days! 🙂 X

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