Fri Apr 5 16:32 2019 NZDT
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We hired a privat bus to explore the interior of Sri Lanka. We climbed a 200 meter rock mountain with 1202 steps, went to a spice and herb garden, got a mini massage and spent some money. Had a small safari to watch elephants and water buffalos feed, visited a beautiful tea plantation and watched them make tea. Spent one night at a cold chalet with no water for awhile then water but ice cold. Air temp at night was 8degrees C. We also bought some buffalo yogurt.

It was a great way to see the country. We do like Sri Lanka.

Thu Apr 4 16:26 2019 NZDT
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Weather: Sunny and hot, 36C

Cruisers say that their plans are written in sand on a beach. Quite often at low tide.

My personal sailing motto is “adapt and overcome”,

Two years ago, when we decided to leave SE Asia and cross the Indian Ocean sailing the southern route, we encountered mechanical problems and turned around. In 2019 we were ready to try it again, this time from Malaysia to Sri Lanka...the northern route to Madagascar and South Africa.

Currently anchored in Sri Lanka we started thinking of places we always wanted to visit before leaving this part of the world.

India, Nepal, China.....immediately came to mind. Inspired by this idea and friends currently in India, we decided to change our plans sailing to South Africa this year. When we leave Sri Lanka we will sail to Cochin, India and spend the rest of the year there. The new one year Visa with multiple entries for India certainly was a factor for changing our mind.

India...here we come. South Africa has to wait for another year.

Wed Mar 13 16:08 2019 NZDT
GPS: 08 33.921nN 081 13.748E
Run: 511.2nm (925.3km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 182.8nm

We arrived after a 5 day sail from Sabang, Indonesia in Trincomalle, Sri Lanka.

Sun Mar 10 21:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 07 11.500n 88 34.000e
Run: 776.5nm (1405.5km)

On our way to Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.

Wind 10-15kn coming from the NE.

Sun Feb 24 15:39 2019 NZDT
GPS: 06 18.7070n 99 50.7250e
Run: 152.6nm (276.2km)

Installed our new "back up" fridge and we are ready to leave for Sri Lanka. Waiting for good wind to take us west.

Sun Feb 17 0:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 06 06.1146N 97 38.1158E
Run: 159.8nm (289.2km)
Avg: 21.7knts
24hr: 520.5nm

Back to Langkawi.

Sat Feb 16 16:37 2019 NZDT
GPS: 05 53.36500N 095 19.21700E

We enjoyed Sabang very much, very quite and friendly place. We are having trouble with our fridge so we are returning to Langkawi to pick up a 12V fridge box as back up.

Tue Feb 5 5:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 05 53.36500N 095 19.21700E
Run: 112.6nm (203.8km)
Avg: 15.7knts
24hr: 378nm
Weather: Sunny, 33 C , light wind from the SE

After 44 hrs. mostly motor sailing we arrived in Sabang, Indonesia on the 5th. of Feb.@ 8.30 am.

Mon Feb 4 21:51 2019 NZDT
GPS: 6 08.675N 96 56.262E
Run: 189.3nm (342.6km)

We are left Malaysia and we are on our way to Sabang, Indonesia.

Still 100 miles to go, but no wind.

Fri Jan 25 23:09 2019 NZDT
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We are still in Telaga Marina and preparing for the Indian Ocean. We hope to leave next week. Still waiting for mail to arrive.

Thu Nov 29 19:36 2018 NZDT
GPS: 6 22.06800N 99 41..06000E
Run: 11.3nm (20.5km)

Thu Nov 29 19:24 2018 NZDT
Weather: Sunny, lightly overcast. Wind N 10-15 kn

We moved from the Kuah anchorage to Telaga Marina.

We were here at the same time last year. Like it here.

Fri Nov 16 21:49 2018 NZDT
GPS: 6 18.8720N 99 50.3300E
Run: 1.1nm (2km)
Weather: Sunny

After 4 weeks in the marina we repaired the engine and got a new chain for our anchor. Still lots to do before we cross the Indian Ocean. It is time to go back to the anchorage.

Fri Oct 26 0:26 2018 NZDT
GPS: 6 18.123N 99 50.992E

We are at the Langkawi Royal Yachtclub finishing up the repair of one of the engines. We installed some new electronic equipment and purchased new anchor chain.

Thu Oct 25 22:28 2018 NZDT
GPS: 6 18.123N 99 50.992E
Weather: Sunny

In Langkawi preparing for the Indian Ocean crossing.

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