The sailing adventures of the Scholarship.
Come join us as we sail to ports unknown, to us anyway!
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Keep a Watch On Deck
another behemoth ship
DC gets ready for some pool time at Raffles Marina
The Raffles Marina brochure reminds you to keep a watch on deck while in Singapore waters. As the busiest port in the world, there is said to be a huge tanker every twelve minutes. If you ask Mark he might say there are more. It was a hectic trip but we made good time. We arrived four days ago after a thirty-nine mile jaunt from Nongsa Point Marina on the island of Batam at the tippy-top of Indonesia. We spent a week at Nongsa Point fixing our steering which we found out wasn't a steering issue, but an auto-pilot one and relaxing by the pool. We find ourselves in Singapore for two weeks of sightseeing and draining the cruising kitty. Man it's expensive here. This is saying something after having just spent two plus year in exorbitant Oz. But with the philosophy of, "hey when are we gonna be in Singapore again?",we are having a great time!