We were popular with Egrets -- one landed next to me and rested on my foot as I stood watch one night. It was a strangely touching moment to be trusted that way.
Big seas behind.
2 to 3m swells pushed us south to Vietnam.
First View of Nha Trang.
At first I thought it was a giant antenna, then maybe a satellite dish, then finally it was undeniably a Ferris Wheel!
Retro Gone Wrong.
The bizarre world of Nha Trang. I just don't get how this fits Vietnamese culture. Is it just me?
Anna shoots a fish.
Outside the Nha Trang Oceanography Institude.
Opposite Nga Trang is a gigantic island amusement park.
View from a Sampan in Aberdeen.
At one stage we had a bunch of butterflies join us.
Anna and Gary.
Crew and owner, respectively.
Most cats have a comfortable external helm station.
Catamarans are prone to 'slamming', when a rough sea collides with the bridge between the hulls.
Hong Kong Flag
We left as a Hong Kong-registered vessel and arrived in Malaysia as a Malaysian-registered vessel, thanks to Gary's magical abilities with bureaucracy.
Probably the best fish you can eat. This one jumped on our hook on the third day out of Hong Kong.
Nha Trang Beach.
No tourist town is complete without a carpeted beach!
Nha Trang Skyline.
It's as modern as it looks and there's a crane on every second building.
We were followed by a variety of birds but only a few used us for transport.
Vietnamese Fishing Boat.
They are beautiful boats with rakish style!
Cats are Roomy!
Anna preparing lunch. Lots of space in the saloon compared with Anjea.
Despite the huge amount of rubbish all through the South China Sea, this was the only piece we tangled with and it was easily cleared.
Gary on watch
We started with 4hr watches but found 2hrs to be much easier because of all the traffic.
Aberdeen Boatyard Alleyway.
A full range of marine engineers line the alleyways.
Stainless Steel Shackle Shop
Aberdeen Boast Club Foyer.
ABC was my little piece of sanity away from Deep Chill during the preparation.
Different Spring Shop
Lesley Drives a Sampan
Lesley Gets to Drive Another Sampan.
Now that's a Chandlery!
Ap Li Chow hosts a string of specialised chandlers that together stock most boat bits.
Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Sebana Cove Marina, Malaysia, just across the way from Singapore.
Deep Chill at Simpsons Dock
The boat used to be known as 'The Island'
View from the ABC.
Panorama of Aberdeen from the boat club.
Relief at being back on Anjea after the Deep Chill delivery. It is good to be home.
This guy wanted to come inside. Maybe he likes bacon?
Anna Takes a Watch.
It's actually hard work because of all the fishing boats, cargo ships and tankers everywhere.
Mostly they were rain and little wind.
With Anna on the Singapore Ferry.