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Year 6 Day 16 Departing Soon for Georgetown

18 February 2013 | Rebak Marina, Langkawi, Malaysia
Dave/Mostly Sunny
Time is starting to draw closer and closer for our departure from Rebak. While we truly enjoy it here, moss is growing on us as well as on Leu Cat. We are slated to depart on the 25th, 7 short days from now. We will be departing for Georgetown which is just about 60 nm southeast of here. Georgetown is the island capital of the state of Penang. We are scheduled to arrive there on March 1st. Since it is just a long day sail, we are planning on first spending a few days at an anchorage somewhere here in the Langkawi Island Group. It will be nice to be out on the anchor again, enjoying the water and solitude that an anchorage can offer: especially in the beautiful surrounding of the Langkawi Island Group.

We are going to Georgetown for a couple of reasons. First, Georgetown is loaded with culture and beauty, which we are anxious to drink in. It is a very modern city, as shown from the photo above this blog, which I snatched from the Internet. The second reason is that it is one of the medical resort centers in Malaysia. Located here are a number of excellent hospitals and well trained doctors such that people from all over the world come here for medical treatments. The quality of care is exceptional and with the costs being relatively low people can have their surgeries and recoup at a luxury hotels while enjoy a vacation during their recovery.

I too will be doing that. If you may recall, last year while sailing through the Indonesia archipelago I suffered two separate and debilitating kidney stone attacks. Each one literally laid me on my back for 24 hours with the most excruciating pain I have had. As the pain subsided, I thought that I had passed the stones. Alas, such was not the case. During my annual physical back in the States it was discovered that I had retained the stones since they were too large to pass. A procedure is required to crush and remove the stones but there was not enough time to do the procedure and recover in time to return to Leu Cat. Thus, a decision was made to have the procedure performed in Malaysia, given the high quality of care that is offered here. I now have an appointment with an American Urological Association certified doctor for March 2nd to have the stones removed. I am anxious for this to happen before any damage to the kidney occurs.

While I recover, we will enjoy the many attributes that Georgetown and the state of Penang offers. Over the next few blogs, I will fill you in with more details.
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Vessel Name: Leu Cat
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 440
Hailing Port: Dana Point, CA
Crew: Mary Margaret and Dave Leu
About: Our goals are to spend the next 10 to 15 years cruising around the world and sharing this adventure with family and friends.
Extra: S/V Leu Cat is Lagoon 440 rigged for blue water sailing. It is 44 feet long with a 25 foot beam
Leu Cat's Photos - (Main)
Wedding and Reception photos April 18, 2015, Yosemite, CA
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Created 30 April 2015
Here are some pics that I took while visiting w/ my parents in the Galapagos Islands
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Created 29 March 2010
Our Photos of this very magically place
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Created 21 September 2009
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Created 1 April 2009
A tour of St. Kitts that Mary Margaret and I did
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Created 7 May 2008
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Created 25 March 2008
Pictures of the sea life in the cut between Little Jost Van Dyke and Green Cay, BVI
30 Photos
Created 17 March 2008
Here are a number of pictures of St. Maarten and the places we visited
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Created 21 January 2008
Photos of Nanny Cay
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Created 11 January 2008
Here what the idoit charter did to Leu Cat
11 Photos
Created 9 January 2008
Join us as we explore the Spanish, American, and British Virgin Ilsands.
15 Photos
Created 20 October 2007
To help get you ready to go sailing with us, we wish to introduce you to Leu Cat so you will know what to expect when you get here! Just click on the first photo and then use the "next" button to advance through this slide show.
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Created 19 October 2007
This is a collection of photos documenting our sail through the Windward Islands during May/June 2006 with our son, David Paul.
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Created 14 October 2007

Who: Mary Margaret and Dave Leu
Port: Dana Point, CA