Time Bandit

Gone to the "Dark Side" with an Outremer 51.

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03 October 2020 | Penang, Malaysia
22 September 2020
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08 August 2020 | A wee cup of tea and a scone
21 July 2020
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12 June 2020


12 June 2020
Stuart Letton
That’s this month’s government acronym. It’s even colour coded.
It stands for Recovery Movement Control Order. Or Relaxed maybe. Something to do with constipation I think. Constipation of our cruising plans that is.

The good news is that from this week, we can go sailing in Malaysian waters, but possibly, only between zones of the same colour although we’re waiting on clarification from on high. That as opposed to pages and pages of Facebook and WhatsApp speculation and conjecture as bored cruisers and “Tourists stranded in Malaysia” try to outguess and forecast the official, final detailed announcement. I’ve kind of lost interest in the whole damn thing. I also think there’s Corona Zones to deal with;

Green - good to go.
Orange - Watch out, Covid’s about
Red - resuscitator required.

Speculating, I think you can only travel between like colours. Like dominos but in colour.

We’re in a Green zone. The places we want to go aren’t. So, with our understanding of the new laws we’re restricted to the environs of Langkawi and tempting though it is, our cruising mojo has, over these last couple of lockdown months, somewhat run up on a metaphorical reef.

But not to worry, berthing fees renewal coming up in a week or so. That should ease the constipation and get us moving.

If you know what I mean.
Vessel Name: Time Bandit
Vessel Make/Model: Outremer 51
Hailing Port: Largs, Scotland
Crew: Anne and Stuart Letton
About: ex dinghy and keelboat racers now tooled up with a super sleek cat and still cruising around aimlessly, destination Nirvana...
Extra: 2020 Malaysia, Thailand then.... we’ll, it’s pick an ocean time. Pacific, Indian or stay put. No idea right now. Tune in and find out. Thanks for reading
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Scraping and sanding hull back to gel coat for epoxy and Coppercoat treatments.
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