11 June 2012 | Terengganu
Daryl and Carol
Arrived on the 11th of June into a small marina and caught up with John and Pauline again. Terengganu is a very interesting place. We used our dingy to get across the river to the town for shopping and some good meals. The population is very Muslim with only 3% Chinese in the Provence. We were able to get 20 liters of diesel at a time per person from the service station at 60 cents a liter so we made several trips until we were loaded. We were able to do that with the dingy also but slow with the 2hp engine on.
Visited the museum for an afternoon and found it excellent and worth the effort. The marina is a very large complex with nothing in it except for the office and a cafe. It has function room, syndicate rooms, a gym, restaurants, the list goes on. It only becomes operational a few times a year for yacht races like the Monsoon cup which is a match racing series that runs around the world. The yachts are all there in the marina.
Whe coming back from a long lunch one day, we approached the back of Freycinet a little fast and hit the step puncturing the dingy (again) took a couple of days to fix it but up and running again.
Depatarted Terengganu on the 18th of June for Redang and the Perenthian islands.