Zionel the mechanic returns and fits our reconditioned gear box and new damping plate. Whilst he is doing this we isolate the power and the solar panels to the batteries so that when he leaves Liz can tend to her job of checking the batteries.
Loving Langkawi Part 2 – Video
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After Zionel has fitted the refurbished gear box and new damping plate, Liz checks the batteries just before we take the rest of the afternoon off and go for a drive.
Telaga, Pantai Kok and The Seven Wells
Telaga is Langkawi’s second marina so we take you for a wander around the north side of the harbour, which houses a rather splendid patisserie and an Italian restaurant with excellent service. These are two of our favourite spots, but check out the video to see how continental it feels.
We move on to the curiously-named Pantai Kok (Kok Beach), where Liz talks about how this is a busy little anchorage for yachties, and a busy spot for locals too, who come here at lunchtime for picnics by the beach.
Our final stop before heading back to the boat is Legenda Park, situated between Kuah’s main mosque and the jetty. This manicured treasure is under-rated, perhaps because most people don’t like to be out in the midday sun, yet there are many covered walkways to perambulate. The park has some interesting and sometimes amusing water features and a large part of the park is put aside for swings and slides, so it’s a great place to bring the kids. For the adults there’s plenty of flora to discover. We return to the park in the evening and catch all kinds of creatures lit up by coloured lights in the trees.