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Penang Sojourn (#3)

August 1, 2013

Yes, we are finally back in the water with the centreboard repaired, half the bottom painted with new anti-fouling.  There are now three experimental bottom paints for Sage’s bottom.  We are trying out Jotun paint for the centreboard which is black, a propeller anti fouling paint with is red and finally an International Tri-lux 33 which is white.

Here is the picture prior to launching

multi coloured bottom - trying out different paints

multi coloured bottom – trying out different paints

And the newly re-built centreboard:

Me with the rebuilt centreboard.  Geez, if I had only put it in the right way the first time I would not have had to take it all apart again.  That was a three day delay!! Bad Tony. Always remember to dry fit.

Me with the rebuilt centreboard. Geez, if I had only put it in the right way the first time I would not have had to take it all apart again. That was a three day delay!! Bad Tony. Always remember to dry fit.

Launching went well, we headed back to the marina, spent two nights there and escaped to Penang for some r&r. After three weeks living on the boat up on dry land it was a pleasure to be back in the water with the ferry wash rocking us to sleep in the marina.

Penang is a wonderful place.  A UNESCO world heritage site and a city that has wonderful celebrations, great art, excellent food and reasonable accommodation.

Here is a series of collages from our last sojourn to Penang:

Penang Temples

Penang Temples

 

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

 

Penang - street shrines

Penang – street shrines

 

Eating in Penang

Eating in Penang

Penang rickshaws

Penang rickshaws

Penang murals

Penang murals

Penang street metal art

Penang street metal art

Penang - More street art

Penang – More street art

Penang  -  Street Art

 

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Pam Bryden permalink
    August 2, 2013 02:46

    Bring back some of that metal art. Rather bring me back some of that metal art. It is amazing. As always wonderful photos..pam

    • August 2, 2013 22:38

      You will just have to collect some for yourself in March

  2. August 2, 2013 13:29

    Thanks for the posting! Great to know Sage is back in the water. Go Sage, go. Thanks for the info on Penang. Looks amazing. My current location: paradise in Tarapoto, Peru. Also known as jungle-lite. Loving it so far. 🙂

    • August 2, 2013 22:38

      Thanks to the fact none of our friends are the middle east and/or north africa at present. Stay safe

  3. Sue D. permalink
    August 2, 2013 15:48

    Great R&R! Would love to hear what exactly Latin food tasted like??? xxx

    • August 2, 2013 22:36

      Have to admit did not try the latin menu. Stuck to hokkein mee and other local specilaties. Too many great food carts and ‘holes in the wall’

  4. Anne Boldt permalink
    August 16, 2013 15:40

    Hola U 2,
    Thanks for the p.card from Penang which arrived today. I am just now getting caught up on old emails as we were away in Waterton for my Dad’s 90th BD and then he had a stroke on his way back home and ended up in hospital in Hope for 9 days and VGH for another 8 days and then I did the home care nurse bit after he got home. He has done amazingly well and was even driving today! YIKES!
    15 more sleeps until we leave for TO en route to Italy.
    Annie B.

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