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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Another hash - posted from Telaga

Rebak jam session

After doing two consecutive "hashes" we missed two - the first because Rebak laid on a party to introduce the new manager and the second because the musicians on the yachts were having a "jam" session at the beach bar which was really good.

So last Friday we returned to the Langkawi Beach Hash House Harriers.  Having set off at a brisk walk Richard suddenly found himself at the head of the field - the serious runners had all taken a wrong turning and found themselves back at the start after five minutes.  R increased his pace to a brisk walk alternating with a slow jog and maintained his lead to the end.  The course was shortened for the back of the field so on return to the car park most were already there.  As this was our third hash we received our "hash names".  We both escaped fairly lightly with names that were not too rude.

Back on the boat the new chart plotter and radar is fitted and working, after R spends 10 days up and down the mast -sore thighs!  There are a few queries which may be resolved by a bit of RTFM or may require consultation with Greenham Regis in the UK.  Despite being 222 pages long the Raymarine FM, supplied only on CD, appears to fall somewhat short of answering all the queries. So we are about to iron out these gremlims on our way to Phuket Thailand.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Early birthday party - Posted from Rebak

The Hard Dock Cafe decorated
On Wednesday we had a party to celebrate R's reaching UK State Pension age - a few days early as friends are leaving for Vietnam and New Zealand.

The staff had worked hard
Some 30 yachties gathered in the Hard Dock Cafe at 1900.  The staff had decorated the area, put tablecloths and flowers an the tables and laid on two "specials".  The theme - dictated by S - was "bunny ears" - most guests complied but R had declared himself exempt, limiting himself to a pink bow tie and a carrot in his breast pocket.

Wow! - What a cake!
After a convivial meal the cake prepared by the resort was cut and bubbly was distributed.  Peter from Wave Runner and Jen from Devon Gypsy provided musical entertainment, with lyrics specially written.

R with "Bunnygram"
Finally a "bunnygram" arrived curtesy of Donn.

A great time was had - all thanks to S for organising it all.

A bit of this and that - posted from Rebak

A quick trip to Penang - down by ferry and back by air - were needed to pick up the rest of Susan's birthday present. Thank goodness this was not diamonds!
The straight ferry would be is fine if you like crowds and Indian train type loos.
The Air Asia return would have been a 35 minute fight but it was delayed 3 hours plus 2 hours to make the airport because of traffic.
We think the more complicated but cheapest route - ferry from Kuah to Kuala Kedah, taxi to Alor Sitar, bus to Butterworth and ferry to Georgetown - is the best.  The ferries are hourly, the bus regular and the trip takes about the same as the direct ferry.

Mixtures of old wiring - much will have to go
Back at Rebak the long awaited navigation equipment from the UK had arrived.  Stripping out the original and installing the new cabling.  Greenham Regis had planned the interconnections but it was still quite complicated wiring it together and finding suitable cable routes (and suitable cable). 
Just into the job R found that he had picked up a nasty chest infection and couldn't do much for 10 days.  A newly arrived yachtie GP soon sorted him out and saved a trip back to Panang.