04/06/19 Tues. This morning I took the last of my
antibiotics so we were in town this afternoon to visit the docs again.
He irrigated and cleaned my right ear and I now have sound there again!
The left ear was a different story, the wax is impacted and had not
softened enough to remove it without considerable pain - it felt like he
was digging in there with a pick-axe and spade! Anyway, it's
back to the warm olive oil for a few days, then go back there on Friday.
08/06/19 Sat. Yay! I've got a new set of ears!
Visited the doc again yesterday and he stuck a firehose into my left ear
blasted out the 72 years of accumulated junk - a few nuts and bolts from
my childhood Meccano set, Lord Lucan and a couple of sacks of coal.
So now I can hear flies landing and it sounds like they are all wearing
14/06/19 Fri. The time has come around for our departure
from Malaysia again, checked out with Jabatan Laut, Immigration and
Customs this afternoon.
15/06/19 Sat. Slipped the mooring around 9.30am and made
our way towards Brunei. It was fairly slow going as we had both
tide and wind against us, and the boat's bottom is becoming dirty with
barnacles and slime. Anchored in our usual place off the yacht
club in Serasa and took the dinghy to Immigration to check in before
going ashore for the afternoon.
19/06/19 Weds. I have been chatting for a few days
with buddies Dan and Mary onboard Still Dreaming - not seen them
since Mumbai and they are on their way here from Tioman. They
wanted help to locate a new Yamaha outboard. Today, I got a
message from them saying they had been dismasted - bad news
indeed. They will motor into Kuching (about 100 miles from their
present position) and await the insurance assessors.
20/06/19 Thurs. Happy Birthday to me!! 27 years old
today.......well I would be if the numbers were reversed! Regie,
who runs the restaurant in the yacht club shares the same birthday as
myself, so does Marlon, the guy behind the bar (with no beer), so we
went ashore to the club for a steak dinner.
22/06/19 Sat. After a week in Muara, it was time to say
cheerio and return to Labuan. We have had 3 rough, windy and wet
nights at anchor during this stay, so at least tonight we would be tied
up in the marina! After the dinghy trip to Immigration etc, we
stored stuff away before weighing anchor at 12.30pm, catching the top of
the tide as we exited the channel. With 15 knots of wind, we
unfurled the genoa and motor sailed at 6 knots to Labuan, tying up on
our pontoon at 4.30pm, just before the sky went black and the lightning
23/06/19 Sun. Checked in with Immigration at lunchtime. We
will have to do Jabatan Laut tomorrow as they are closed at weekends.
Lazy day today.
30/06/19 Sun. Nothing much happening here. One or two
boats have been and left, part of the Sail Malaysia Rally which is due
in on the 8th July. Ana has been busy sewing most of the week,
awnings, fender socks and mattress covers for other boats - now making
dresses again. Had a few beers with Neil and Craig at the Back
Yacht on Wednesday evening.
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