Of course this isn’t Esper’s first sail per se, but this is the first time we’ve shaken out the sails since the refit. There’s performing planes, fishing nets… and a before-and-after montage of Esper’s interior.
This week’s video covers our little trip up the coast to Telaga and checking out before heading over to Ko Lipe. We also have a little ‘before and after’ slide show because we’ve been asked by a number of people for a look inside Esper post refit. It’s a nice little clip with some great shots of Langkawi’s lush mountains and gentle seas.
Unfortunately we don’t have much time to write a blog post because we’re about to set off for a sail. All the interesting stuff is in the video clip anyway but if you don’t have the bandwidth for videos, the following photographs tell the same story.
Telaga Bay Anchorage
We love Telaga. Every time we’ve anchored there we opt to anchor outside the two man-made islands as it gets a bit busy inside the lagoon. A bit like a car-park. The Machincang mountain range to the north are spectacular and, providing there’s no SW wind, it’s a safe, comfortable anchorage, as long as you don’t mind the hundreds of squid fishing boats with their green lights and generators all night.
Checked out and ready to go
Checking out in Telaga is almost as quick as Kuah, taking only 15 minutes to complete. Since we were in the area we fueled up and are now ready to set sail out of Malaysia and towards Phuket via Ko Lipe.
Bring it on…
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