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

Langkawi

13 February 2007 | Talaga Marina
Malc
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Tuesday 13th February 2007

Got up early as we had a busy day ahead of us, we got the 15 hp outboard into the ding, so we could take it ashore, and into the car we rented, to take it to have the carburettor sorted.
We got ashore at 0830 hours, got the outboard out of the ding, and into the car park, it's very heavy, we picked up our car, a Proton automatic, very nice for 8 per day.
We took the Laundry in to a place we know, then on to Kuah, the capital of Langkawi, to find the Yamaha service shop, we went straight to it, and left the outboard with them, hoping we could pick it up later today, they said they would try.
From there we went to a boat shop, hoping to buy some boat bits, but only came out with 10 feet of bungy cord, and some zip oil.
From there we went back out of town, to the Batic Centre, to buy a picture for the boat, along the way we found a garage that could press out our old water pump bearing and shaft, and replace it with a new one I had purchased in Darwin.
The picture we bought was not the one I had in mind, but it was very nice, and getting it back to the boat, the one we got, of two blue dolphins, and it looks brilliant on the saloon bulkhead.
From there we went to the main resort on the west coast, which apart from a few good hotels, was pretty run down, but the beach was nice, when you could see it, one had the go through a hotel, to see it.
From there we drove back to Kauh, had lunch at the Langkawi Fair shopping centre, as we could not find anything that suited at the resort area. Lindy brought 23 more DVD's, whilst I had a look around the store, then we both went to the supermarket and brought some bits, including Rum and Raison dark chocolate, my favourite.
Picked up the 15hp outboard at 1530 hours, it was all running well, and it cost 20 ringgits ( 3 ), then headed back to the boat, stopping at a hardware shop on the way, and buying a great bucket, screwdrivers that I needed, wood filler, a pair of pliers, to replace the one lost when the ding over turned. Also some wet and dry sand paper.
All in all, we had a very productive day, and we were very pleased with all we had achieved, but the time we had got the stuff back to the boat, including the outboard, which seems much heavier on the way back, we were both very tired.
I went and got a Kentucky Fried Chicken takeaway, but it was very dry, not really up to their standard, the outboard how ever preformed very well.

Wednesday 14th February 2007

We both agree we like it in Malaysia, yet again, the driving is very esay in Langkawi, due to lack of traffic. The boat can stay as long as it likes, and we where given 3 months visa with out trying, and a 10 year one is quite easy to get.
We had a very lazy day, just a few jobs done, in between reading our current books.
In the evening, we went over to the marina restaurant side, and had a superb meal at the steakhouse grill,I had lamb chop and Lindy had grilled fish.
John and Pat our coming in 2 days time, after that I would be very happy to sail back down to Port Dickson, 250 miles away, and leave the boat there, whilst we are back in England.
This marina is safe, cheap, has a swimming pool, close to the capital, for a flight home, and Malacca, which we love and would like come spend more time there, is only 30 mile away by car.
Time will tell, the only other options at the moment, are Rebak marina, which was wiped out 2 years ago by the tsunami, and on the hard at Panang.
Panang is somewhere we would like to spend some more time, so if Rebuk does not appeal, we shall be heading further south, which I hope is the case.

Thursday 15th February 2007

Woke up to a windless day, and it was very hot, I polished the stern, rubbed down the drinks rack in the cockpit and the main table, Lindy vanished the companion way for the second time.
We decided to go in to the marina today, it will make getting the diesel easier, and to live in air conditioning bliss for a few days.
We got into the marina by 1100 hours, got the electrics on, and of course the air conditioning, I got the 8 jerry cans together, whilst Lindy went to get a trolley to carry them to and fro the petrol station, attached to the marina.
I got the 168 litres of diesel, without too much effort, but will fill the main tanks tomorrow morning, when it's cool.
Rob and Mags, from Gambori, came over, and we spent a very pleasant late afternoon with them, on Mr Bean, then in the early evening, went for out meal.
I got Lindy to vanish the companion way for the third time, and also to vanish the cup holder and the cockpit table, before going out.
John and Pat are arriving tomorrow, we have not heard from them for at least three weeks, so hope all is still OK.

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