Thursday 16 November, 2006 – 21:38
After 4 days sailing (motoring) we arrived at Nongsa Point, our last port of call before leaving Indonesia. It’s about 20 miles from Singapore and an ideal spot for some more R and R before we hit the bustle of Singapore. The trip was pretty uneventful, except crossing the equator – it was a bit of an
anti-climax, no sign of King Neptune, no welcoming committee, no fan fare. We took a photo of the GPS and the ocean and opened up a few cans of Bintang.
From Nongsa Point we headed across the Singapore straits to Singapore. It’s a major shipping lane and we were in the thick of it, having to run the gauntlet through three lanes of massive ships. It made for some interesting maneouvers.
There has been some crew changes since arriving here – Emily left at Nongsa Point and flew to Switzerland for another season in the snow and Andy and his friend Winton have joined us. The Singapore Yacht club where we are staying is rather flash – with Restaurants, swimming pool, gym, steam rooms etc.
We will be staying at the marina for about a week, while we do some serious shopping, and taking in a few tours, which will include lunch at Raffles, before heading off for Thailand.