Mr Bean at Sea

18 September 2007 | Langkawi, Malaysia
20 February 2007 | Langkawi, Malaysia
16 February 2007 | Talaga Marina
13 February 2007 | Talaga Marina
07 February 2007 | Koh Mok
03 February 2007 | Phi Phi Don
27 January 2007 | Phuket
13 January 2007 | Phuket and surrounding islands.
09 January 2007 | Phuket and the surrounding Islands
03 January 2007 | Phuket and the surrounding Islands
26 December 2006 | Phuket and the Islands
10 December 2006 | Phuket
01 December 2006 | Thailand
22 November 2006 | Panang
16 November 2006 | Port Dickson
30 October 2006 | Singapore
30 October 2006 | Singapore
18 October 2006 | Bangka Island..01.32'N 105. 50.97'E
09 October 2006 | Borneo..03 20.03'S:114 33.01'E

Panang to Langkawi

22 November 2006 | Panang
Malc
Photo above...A do At Panang

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Thursday 22nd November 2006

Left Tanjong City Marina at 0715 hours for our journey towards Langkaw, 80 miles away. Had to motor sail all the way, and got to the south of Pulau Dayang Bunting, 12 miles short of our destination.
This area is another change of scenery, now high lime stone hills, with trees growing right down to the sea, it is very spectacular.
We anchored in a lovely spot, and will want to come back when we have more time.

Friday 23rd November 2006

Left anchorage at 0700 hours, and got to our final rally destination, Telaga Harbour, we anchored amongst other rally boats, in the outer harbour, the marina in full at the moment.
On the way up we where using the VHF, and Kelly from Rapture 1, called us, and hopefully we we see them very soon.
Once we had settled the boat, we went ashore, to check in with the rally and immigration, had lunch, and on the way back to the boat, we bumped into Will and Annie off Comin O, so went back to there boat to catch up on old times.

Saturday 24th November 2006

Fixed up the sun/rain shade, over the forepeak and saloon hatch, it seemed to cool the boat down, and we should be able to leave the hatch's open when it rain's, and it does that every afternoon.
Went over to see the boat show, left dingy at Will and Annie's boat in the marina, not much of interest of us, so went and had lunch at the Tapas bar, in the row of water side restaurants, that are very stylish.
Went back to the boat, tidied up a bit, tried the sat phone again, but the antenna seems to have broken, so will have to take it off, and look at it.
Put the 15hp outboard on the dingy, I much prefer it to the 2hp, a storm came through at about 1800 hours, but only 20 knots of wind, but lots of rain. All the boats are quite close together, so it was nice to be on board whilst it happened, all was well.
At 1900 hours, we went ashore again to have a free dinner and entertainment, suppied by the local tourist board, the food was the best so far, and the traditional dancing was very good, the girls were very pretty, which hasn't been the case coming up through the islands.

Saturday 25th November 2006

Took the Sat Phone Arial down, took off its dome, to see if I could see if any-thing was obvious, and it was very evident that one of the plastic gears is slipping, I help it around a little, and was able to get it working, and get all the emails down. But it will certainly need looking at by some-one who knows what they are doing.
We took the 1000 hours coach also laid on by the tourist board, to the capital, and was able to check out a few bits.
Brought two Helius Fans to go in the Fore-peak, and checked out the air conditioning units, that would fit near the saloon hatch, the 1.5 kv, would fit there quite well, and could be left there without to muck drama.

These units cost RM948 (150), so we are seriously considering buying one, it could only be used in a marina. These units are not really for boats, but because of the price, we could throw it away after a year or so. They are tax free, and because they sell so many, they are a good price.

Got back to the marina by 1500 hours, and had lunch etc, at the Tapas restaurant, then on the way back to the boat, we went into the boat show, to see the manager of Rebak Marina, and he said there would definitely not be room on the hard, at there marina.
So it looks like it's here, on a mooring, Telaga Harbour, or maybe in the Royal Phuket Marina, time will tell. Phuket would certainly be better for getting a flight home.

Sunday 26th November 2006

I have looked further into the air conditioning, and the 0 79Kv seems to be able to do the job, also the 2Kv Honda generator, handles it with out having too labour too hard. Walt off Anwin, have the very same set up, and says it all works very well.

Monday 27th November 2006

Filled up the main tanks with diesel from 5 of the deck jerry cans, that's 105 litres, and will refill all the empty ones, 14 of them at the petrol station, just up by the dingy jetty.
Went up the cable car, which gave a great view of the island.

Went off on a free tour of the island, visiting two art centres, the first we brought a beautiful wood craving of a women Buda, and the second, apart from lots of other things, they had some real spectacle vibrate Batik paintings, and we we go back there tomorrow, as we our hiring a car.

From there we went to a show Paddy field, it showed the different stages of the three month growing process, then on to a Thai lunch which was delicious.
In the afternoon , we did a Mosk, which we did not bother to go in, then on to the ex President, Dr Martin, this beautiful building houses all the gifts given to him from the heads of state, from around the world, whilst in his 26 year in office.
This is the man that brought Malaysia, from being a third world country, to the motivated, successful country in is today...

Tuesday 28th November 2006

Went off in the car at 0930 hours, with Will and Annie, first we took the laundry in, then off to get the air conditioner and generator.
First shop for the air conditioner and had a 1.5 hp, the next was closed, then we found one that had a 1hp, and we brought it of RM990, 150, and would deliver it to the marina, we then went over to buy a generator, and they said it would take 3 days, so I paid a deposit, then decided to paid it all, and ask of it to be delivered, had some problems paying the rest on credit card, but got it sorted in the end.
Had some lunch, photo below, very good, then brought some more DVD,s, did a few more things around town, then headed back to the marina, getting info on how to increase my computers virtual memory on the way, got the shear pins I have been looking for, for a long time. Also found two mirror's suitable for our forward head.
Got back to the marina, via feeding the monkeys at the road side, the air conditioner was already there, we had discussed with Will, that it would be good to get into the marina, and as he has a bit of pull there, he's a regular customer, so we went to the office, and Will got us straight in, there will be so talk about that, as it is supposed to be full.
We went out to the boat, up anchored, and was in our berth by 1700 hours, Will and Annie bought all our stuff down from the car, including the air con, they helped us get the air con sorted, and by 1900 hours we had cold air falling through the saloon hatch.

Wednesday 29th November 2006

Got the 7 times 21 litres of Diesel, and 7 times 21 litre's of Petrol of the generator, so we can enjoy the air conditioning at anchor, also filled the 2 petrol cans of the 2 stoke outboards, that took all morning.
Enjoyed a lovely cool boat in the afternoon, went out of dinner in the evening.

Thursday 30th November 2006

Checked out of Malaysia, with Customs, Immigration, and the Port of Langkawi, ready to leave tomorrow on route of Phuket. Tried to pay up with the Marina, but they meter the electricity, so it was turn the air conditioning off and unplug, or wait till after 0900 hours, have the electricity read then go, there was no contest, we needed the cool night with the air conditioning.
Chrisy brought the two hatch covers, of the air conditioning, that see had made of us. they work well, and look very neat. .




Vessel Name: Mr Bean
Vessel Make/Model: Bruce Roberts
Hailing Port: Eastbourne, UK
Crew: Malcolm Robertson
About: Admiral Lindy Robertson
Extra: Yacht Mr BeanIs presently on the hard stand at Rebak Marina, Langkawi. while we spend the summer back in the UK. Left UK, from Eastbourne Marina on June 15th 1998, and have nearly sailed around the world, mostly just the two of us.
Mr Bean's Photos - Mr Bean at Sea (Main)
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Port Bastia, Corsica
King of Aragon
Left boat in Venezuela, to go to Peru, we walked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, this is looking down "Dead Womans Pass
Stern to at Avatu Harbour, Rarotonga, The Cook Islands.
Alcudia Marina, Malloca, where Mr Bean stayed on the hard stand of winter 1998/1999
Ryan, Ollie,Owen, our grand children and Jack and Amy off La Barca on Koh Hong, near Phuket
Ollie catching squid off  Phuket: Ollie catching squid off Phuket
The wonderful Port Dickson Marina, Malaysia.: The wonderful Port Dickson Marina, Malaysia
Blessing the yachts before leaving Bali: Blessing the yachts before leaving Bali
Voodoo Dancers, Ranon, Vanuatu.: Voodoo Dancers, Ranon, Vanuatu.
Natives in Sunday best, Malekula Island, Vanuatu: Crowded boat, Awie Island, Vanuatu
Locals at Avokh Island, Vanuatu: Locals at Avokh Island, Vanuatu
Tricky to get in, but what a place to anchor, Yellow Patch, Oz.
Working on Mr Bean at the start of our trip at Eastbourne Marina
The wonderful Island of Pi Pi Don, the back packers paradise, with Mr Bean in the back ground.: The wonderful Island of Pi Pi Don, the back packers paradise
Grandad, Issy, Mima in West coast of Phuket: Swimming with Issy and Mina
Some of the family on Mr Bean: Family on Mr Bean
Darwin Yacht Club ready to go on the Darwin/Langkawi sailing rally.
Deepest Borneo ready to see the Orangutan
Racing in the Phuket Kings Cup on Calypso JJ, winner of the Ocean Rovers class.: Racing in the Phuket Kings Cup on Calypso JJ
Towing La Barca into The Royal Phuket Marina, engine failure.: Towing the La Barca into The Royal Phuket Marina
Two friends that visited us in Tahiti, Reg and Audrey: Two friends that visited us in Tahiti, Reg and Audrey
A great show at Papeete, Tahiti, posing with the dance group myself and Reg , one of our guests.: A show at Tahiti, with me and our guest Reg
Lindy, Mike and Mary with one foot in the Northern hermishere and one in the Southern in the City of Quito, Equador.
White water rafting in Equador: White water rafting in Equador
Riding on top of the Train carriage in Equador, Riobamba to Devils Nose.: Riding on top of the Train carriage in Equidor.
Pouhera Village, Makemo, difficult to get through the pass, due to the strong out flowing current.: Pouhera Village, Makemo, one of the Atols of the Tuomotos.
It was difficult to get through the pass, due to the strong current as the Atol empties.
Marquises , Baie de Toiohoe...Lindy and Mary take a turn in the Dragon Boat traiing sesson.
Bridge of the America
Away to Ngungura, for a week end break from boat jobs: Away to Ngungura, for a week end break from boat jobs
New Saloon Table made from teak that drops down to make a saloon bed and also new settee covers
Going throught the Panama Canal, with a very large ship keeping us on our toes: Going throught the Panama Canal, with a very large ship keeping us on our toes
Carival Time in Panama City, with the crew off S/V Meriva: Carival Time in Panama City, with the crew off S/V Meriva
Mr Bean at Haymen Island Marina and Resort, whilst its crew have a luxurious 3 day holiday at the five star resort.: Mr Bean in Haymen Marina, whilst its crew have a 3 day holiday at the resort.
Lindy, Mike and Tracy at the cafe come internet area at Rebak Marina, Langkawi: Lindy, Mike and Tracy at the cafe come internet area at Rebak Marina
OCC Club Cocktail party at Minerva Reef on route to New Zealand from Tonga, Malc, Lindy, Simon, Carol and Keith.: OCC Club Cocktail party at Minera Reef on route to New Zealand from Tonga
Looking down on Telaga Marina, and the anchorage outside it,Langkawi, with John and Pat in the fore ground.: Looking down on Telaga Marina, Langkawi
Painting the top sides of Yacht Mr Bean in Whangarei New Zealand: Painting of Yacht Mr Bean in New Zealand
Custom Officers visit yacht in Savusavu, Figi: Custom Officers visit yacht in Savusavu, Figi
Mount Cook, New Zealand, South Island
Bluff, the Southern most point on South Island, New Zealand.: Bluff, the Southern most point on South Island, New Zealand.
Stewart Island, New Zealand, Hiking was not easy here, I nearly disappeared in a grass bog forever.
Fishing was good in Figi
Welcome Home: A great home coming welcome from our grandchildren on our arrival at Heathrow airport UK after our flight from Oz.
Rounding Cape Don: Rough seas around Cape Don, Oz, on route to Darwin.
Towing S/V Meriva, got to Wreak Bay, Galapapos Islands, 24 hours later.: Towing S/V Meriva, we entered Wreak Bay, Galapapos Islands, 24 hours later.
Lizard Island,Oz, Captain Cook used its peak, to see if he could find a way out of The Great Barrier Reef: Lizard Island,Oz, Captain Cook used it peak, to see if he could find a way out of The Great Barrier Reef
A Prawn fishing boat,at Finders Island,Oz,resting during the day, ready to go back out at night: A Prawn fishing boat,at Finders Island,Oz,resting during the day, ready to go back out at night
Statue of Captain James Cook at the town called after him: Statue of Captain James Cook at the town called after him
Reefed and running on the north coast of Oz: Reefed and running on the north coast of Oz.
These Orangutans are lovely to see in their own environment, well done to the guys that save them.: These Orangutans are lovely to see in their own environment, well done to the guys that save them.
Male Orangutan in the Tanjung Putting National Park, Borneo: Male Orangutan in the Tanjung Putting National Park, Borneo
Friends yacht anchored in TK Bari, Indonesia, some village
Komodo Dragons on the Island
Anchorage at Riung, Indonesia: Anchorage at Riung, Indonesia
First view of West Timor, early morning though the mist: First view of West Timor, early morning though the mist
Bena Village, built as a ship, and commands magnificent veiws from it
Moored in Phi Phi Le
 
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Who: Malcolm Robertson
Port: Eastbourne, UK