Sleipnir III

18 January 2019 | Langkawi at anchor outside Telaga
10 November 2018 | Pulau Upeh
07 November 2018 | Malacca
28 October 2018 | Puteri Harbour
24 October 2018 | North of Bangka
19 October 2018 | Belitung
11 October 2018 | Pulau Belitung
10 October 2018 | Java Sea - entering South China Sea
10 October 2018 | Java Sea
07 October 2018 | Bawean North
05 October 2018 | Java Sea
05 October 2018 | Bali
04 October 2018 | Lombok
01 October 2018 | Lombok, Medana Bay Marina
24 September 2018 | Maumere
04 August 2018 | Refuge Bay, Scawfell Island
08 July 2018 | Iluka

Malaysia time's up

18 January 2019 | Langkawi at anchor outside Telaga
Ellen/overcast, light wind with some gusts
Hi all,
really sorry, we've been slack updating.

It's been nearly 3 months in Malaysia and we are heading to Thailand next week as our visa is running out.

Since Malacca we stopped in Pangkor where we spent over 2 weeks. Part of this was due to us looking for a rigger to exchange the wires. There is nothing wrong with our rig, insurances take the requirement of an annual rig inspection away if it's renewed every 10 years. So we thought we might just do it now.

This was quite a funny experience. Despite good references the rigger was after two weeks and three visits on the boat still not capable of providing a BOM ( list of material for the job) and giving a clear answer on whether he had the required stuff. Best was when he took a caliper and declared an 11.2mm wire to be 10mm (quite some strength less). We finally told him to call off the crane and leave the mast standing. I do trust our rig, I don't trust any rig done by some clueless person.
Then we had the foresail fixed there (luff rope), same drama but after second round at least nothing left I couldn't stich up myself (eg the rope wasn't secured in place at all). I'll get sailcloth in South Africa and do it myself there again (fingers crossed it'll last till then).
So to summarize don't plan any work there :-).

Next we stopped in Penang just for some sleep and sailed to Langkawi.

Langkawi is stunning the water is in some areas a bit better than in Malacca straight but you need to hunt for places to swim. It's a bit of a sailors hub, lots of people you know from previous anchorages, everything is tax free ( a tiger a dollar!). Choices for food shopping within walking distance from any of the anchorages are a limited, chicken and rice and rice and chicken, fish (more expensive) veggies hmm not really fresh nor affordable in most cases.

Anyhow time here was great and we're just getting our ducks in the row for going to Thailand next week (fuel up, stock up,..)

And we start looking forward to the next part of the trip.

greetings Mike and Ellen

Moved around the corner

10 November 2018 | Pulau Upeh
Michael
The idea was to relax after the Malacca city buzz, watch some turtles and have dinner at the resort.
Well - we met a familiar sign post! better stay on board

The Encore Melaka Theatre from the other side.


Anchored in Malacca

07 November 2018 | Malacca
Michael
view from the boat

Arrival in Malaysia

28 October 2018 | Puteri Harbour
Michael

Next stop Malaysia

24 October 2018 | North of Bangka
Michael
Left Beilitung Yesterday morning

Tourists in Belitung

19 October 2018 | Belitung
Ellen
It's been over a week in Belitung.
We've been in the city, had dinners and parties (sail Indonesia rally stopped here at the same time) and went on a 5 island trip with a local boat.
Days fly by snorkelling, swimming and simply enjoying life.
Every afternoon we get a solid deck wash from a T-Storm around 2pm.
As our visa is short we decided to do the exit declaration here on Tuesday and enjoy Belitung rather than sail closer to the Malaysian border and exit there. That made us gain some time at anchor :-).
There are some photos in the gallery.
More when we are closer to Malaysia.

Pulau Belitung

11 October 2018 | Pulau Belitung
Michael
Dropped anchor this morning in a beautiful spot in the north of Belitung.

Motoring along

10 October 2018 | Java Sea - entering South China Sea
Michael
Wind dropped, Rain is approaching.

On the way to Belitung

10 October 2018 | Java Sea
micha
Enough wind to sail, lots of 5000 Watt-see-nothing-in-the-night-squid-boats. Clouds are getting heavier, can feel and see that we are getting close to the Equator. Boat life is cool with Mike in the galley producing fresh rye sourdough, cheese (yippee) and yoghurt. Who would have thought that one day we love milk powder.

Dropped anchor in Bawean

07 October 2018 | Bawean North
Ellen
Great 2 day sail, first time in ages we had wind :-) dropped the main for the 2nd night to slow down so if we hit one of those fishing devices at least we don't hit it full blast - they are massive...

The best one just of Bali had a 3 meter T-Rex on it - sorry the camera wasn't ready
Vessel Name: Sleipnir III
Vessel Make/Model: Garry Lidgard Custom Design
Hailing Port: Yamba, NSW, Australia
Crew: Ellen & Michael Preischl
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