03
May
09

Tetek and marina village, Tioman

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Eastwind II @ Tioman

Our stay at Tioman was very short. Only 45hrs. Not enough time to get to know the neighbours, much less the island.

Setting up water and electric to Eastwind II

Setting up water and electric to Eastwind II.

As usual, arriving at a new berth in another marina means rewiring the cable to a socket that fits and work out the fixture for water. Why does the marinas not use standard fixtures? Me thinks is so that they can sell the highly marked up sockets to the unprepared sailor. Doctor had to pay RM60 for a socket that was normally sold for S$8. Public marina, also used by fishing boats.

Public marina, also used by fishing boats

Public marina, also used by fishing boats

Tioman public marina is probably gov run and operated very differently from private marinas. The rates are low, but so is the service and facilities. There is no wifi, even tho there is a connection, and the bathrooms are a terrible mess, despite the obviously expensive fittings in them. … I must say, the sinks and toilets were modern design and look to be much better quality than I could afford for my home, but cheap faucets and ugly piping that are not working well at all. Usually, marinas do not allow fishing boats to tie up inside. Here, the divide between the working boats and the fun boats is only across the gangway.

Urchins and oysters

Urchins and oysters

Urchins and oysters on the rocks around the marina. Schools of fishes hangout under the boats and comes to surface for a bit of tan maintenance.. as you know, all fishes have a darker topside.. 😛 … Well, the pictures of the fishes didnt turn out well at all.. 😦
Yachties fav watering hole

Yachties fav watering hole

Every evening, yachties make their way towards Captain Kerks. Duty free Tioman suits us just fine. This little place run by a friendly local Chinese man,  is a provision shop with couple of chairs and tables out front.

Phil on the grill.

Phil on the grill.

So it seems, we arrive at the perfect time at Captain Kerks’. We were just done with 1 can of Heine and was already invited to dinner on board Supercat, the famous party boat around this area. It was Elaine’s birthday and a party was planned for her. Phil, Gina and Elaine were great hosts, and the food was superb… IMHO .

This is a picture of Phil using the grill mounted aft of this big cat. Dinner tonight, Aussie beef wrapped in bacon, fried potatoes and rice. I had 3 pieces of that great meat.. there was 1 left but I was shy about asking to take it back for supper.. was so sad to see it thrown overboard. 😦 .. what a waste. 
Thats day 1 in Tioman. Upnext, day 2 and 3. Stay tuned.
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