Moored at Keppel Bay Marina
12 February 2012 | Keppel Bay Marina
So Fujin and crew arrived in at Keppel Bay Marina at around 19:00 yesterday evening after a cracking sail in, making 10 knots over the ground at one point, with the benefit of some current.
They cleared immigration at Sisters Island as required - about 20 minutes or so, so pretty painless, then on to the marina.
We ate out last night a No Signboard, East Seafood Centre, which was great - white pepper crab and plenty of cold beers all round!
Today, Ivan and crew will do a bit of provisioning and will fill up the water tanks. No need for more fuel as we have around 300 litres or more which should be plenty.
The passage plan is roughly to sail up to Langkawi and stop there before continuing on the last 24 hours to Phuket - ideally we need to be in Phuket by Sunday afternoon. One thing we have to watch out for is One Fathom Bank which causes a narrowing of the Malacca Strait. After that point, the Strait widens and we no longer have to worry too much about other traffic - more about avoid floating debris coming out of nearby rivers...
Tomorrow we will do the Thai immigration formalities and find the sail repair tape. We plan to depart early Tuesday morning in order to have plenty of daylight to clear Singapore waters.