We've finally broken free from our home away from home in Puteri Habour Marina, Malaysia.
After returning from the US, we'd gotten pretty comfortable there. It's easy and cheap to get around with a Grab (Asian version of Uber/Lyft). This is the only marina we'e been in his entire trip that we actually used the air conditioner. It is pretty brutally hot here.
Got a few boat projects completed, The most important was getting the fridge working again. After a few false starts I managed to get a 13kg (30lb) canister of R134a refrigerant. That's enough to refill our refrigerator/freezer compressor about 19 times, but it was the only size I could find. Now she's humming along and bringing the cooling plate nicely down to 6*F.
We are a cruising boat, not a marina queen so it was definitely time to for us to start moving again. It is always difficult when you have to say good bye to old and new friends. We managed to hang out with Carrie and Owen and family, old sailor friends from Washington who are now living here, while we were here. Last time we saw them was in La Paz, Mexico in 2011. They teach at the Raffles American School here. And we also spent a lot of time and a few beers with Heather and Steve off the British boat Foo. No doubt we'll catch back up somewhere.