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Asia » Malaysia » Kedah & Perlis » Pulau Langkawi July 23rd 2021

Priming started. It's all a process of sanding, filling, detailing, filling, sanding until finally ready to spray.... read more
Acetone wipe down
Mixing paint up

Asia » Malaysia » Kedah & Perlis » Pulau Langkawi February 17th 2021

Strange to see a boat drifting past the yard which had sunk the night before, it was drifting in the tide and dangerous to other vessels as there was no one onboard, all the crew had been rescued. The yard lauched a large barge to pull it into the yard and finally sits for repair. Interesting process to watch.... read more
Rescued sunken boat
White boats

Asia » Malaysia » Kedah & Perlis » Pulau Langkawi December 6th 2020

Spoiled girl... a free massage, gifts, HB cake and even a HB sign on the window. This was a real treat, after joining the gym at the Ritz-Calton I got a free massage voucher which I decided to use for my birthday. I thought that would be enough and I didn't expect birthday cake and a gift from the staff who gave me an extra long massage. Beautiful, relaxing setting overlooking the Andaman Sea was just stunning, which was followed by a swim in the infinity pool which was so relaxing... I could get used to this!... read more
Spa Team
Infinity Pool
The Ritz Pool

Asia » Malaysia » Kedah & Perlis » Pulau Langkawi August 1st 2020

Brent's new mooring at Telaga Harbour Marina, Langkawi. Having secured a place inside the marina, Brent set about securing the mooring with extra anchors as it had dragged before crashing a boat into the rocks! It's quite of process of first lifting the mooring to reposition it back out, before adding more anchors to make it secure. With the help of a diver who positioned the anchors and made sure they were securely set, this allowed him to bring not only one, but his two boats side by side within the marina. With the weather out in the anchorage turning, it was perfect timing to keep the vessels secure.... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Kedah & Perlis » Pulau Langkawi July 21st 2020

RLYC to Rebak Island hardstand for haul out. This was a quick trip from the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club marina, over to Rebak Island for haul out with Tim, but it was nice to be out in the water again which has stopped with the Covid 19 lockdown restrictions, and movement control. It certainly has brought different times.... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Phuket August 18th 2019

So... after being on yachts for the past 6 years, I decided I should get some basic qualifications. I was inspired by the Captain and Crew on MY Bravado when I crewed from Langkawi to Singapore, and I loved the experience. It makes me realise how much I have taken on looking after Aria on my own. I decided to book a Maritime and Coastguard Agency approved Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) course in Phuket Yacht Haven. One, for my own progress and to keep my options open for new opportunities and for my own safety on possible passages on Aria. We were thrown in initially with our Security awareness followed by an examination, it's starting to sink in what I'm letting myself in for! Security awareness is all about security plans, company and ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Lanarkshire » Glasgow August 27th 2018

Now that was a long journey... Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur (1hr 15min), Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong (5 hours) then a 5 hour wait. Hong Kong to London (13 hrs) then a 3 hour wait, London to Glasgow (1hr 30min) where my Dad met me for the short trip of ten mins to home... phew... Aw man it's lovely seeing Dad again, gosh I miss my family! So first day back and I get to see most of the family, brother's, sister-in-laws, neices, nephews and great nephews... oh plus all the doggies who missed their Aunty Clare. So breakfast what do I want... easy a morton's roll, black pudding, bacon with a runny egg on top with HP sauce... nom nom nom... Dad and I went down to the local butchers and my eyes were wide ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur August 26th 2018

I always love catching up with my friend Steve, that's 8 years now we've been meeting in random places and this time it's at the airport in Kuala Lumpur. He's just arrived from the US and I'm just down from Langkawi on route to Scotland. So we catch transport into Chinatown and have a bit of an explore round. I booked us into the Traveler's rest guest house for the night and we went out for dinner which was fabulous fish at the local Chinese hawkers which was delicious followed by a wander round the markets and a beer or two at the Reggae Bar . We didn't get out of Chinatown but I enjoyed the night anyway. Next day we left for the airport again with Steve heading off to Cambodia and me heading to ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Langkawi June 8th 2018

A cheers to our friend Johno. R.I.P... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Langkawi June 3rd 2018

A Scottish friend on the island gave me a wee taste of home... Slanj... read more

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