Tuaran Beach Resort
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... winds increased, at about 30 knots I started the engine but for the time the anchor held. I told Ginette to get the windlass control and prepare to up the anchor just in case. We debated for a bit, because the decision to lift the anchor would create its own problems. Suddenly, the anchor clearly lifted and began to drag, as we say the boat edging towards shore and the GPS speed reaching 1.5 knots (never above 0.3 with anchor holding). I gunned the engines to stop us moving aft ...
... Malaysia. While walking around looking for a place to stay we run across a laundry so we drop off some washing. Accommodation found we set out to explore. We had asked at the hotel where we might find a beer shop and were pointed to the nearby market. It turns out they smuggle grog in from the duty free port of Labuan so you could get just about anything your heart desires at very cheap prices. A few beers, the room has a fridge, a bottle of vodka and a few cans of mixers and we are ...
... to live in confinement outside of their natural habitat. Those are the monkeys with the giant noses. And there's pretty spectacular diving, which is why I'm here. I've been talking about getting my scuba certification since I decided to come to asia, and since many people (including LL) recommended diving here I figured, why not. I found a good dive center on tripadvisor for relatively cheap - $325 for the whole course. That includes all instruction, gear, marina ...
... I should turn around and go back down.
I was so disappointed but he has obviously done this before so I had to trust his judgement.
I felt really bad on the way down, sick and woozy and emotional. Robbie held on to me all the way, even helping me get into our room and into bed.
I gave him my camera and he took off up the track to try and catch Mike and Alanna. I lay in bed and sobbed for a while, then fell asleep. Must have slept ...
... time I see a market like that I think of the wonder and prescience of Adam Smith. "The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals."
Tomorrow we return home. It will be good to see the dear childers (#1 son, glorious, and delightful) and #1 wife. Hopefully they remember to pick me up at the airport at Sunday evening in the Estima.