The Cruise

World cruise on the Dawn Princess starting in Sydney on May 21, 2010 and sailing west around the world for 104 days.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Dawn Princess World Cruise 2010 - Friday June 4, 2010

Day 15 Langkawi

Langkawi is just the most attractive place. It consists of over 100 mountainous islands which peep over each other or around each other in a perfect azure blue sea. We did the island hopping excursion, which consisted of going to two islands, Pregnant Lady island and Wild Rice island, traveling in long flat boats with eight people to a boat.

At the first of these islands we swam in a naturally warm fresh
water lake and at the second island we swam in the sea and had a beach barbecue.

It was a very relaxing day after the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Tonight we put some of our dancing lessons into practice, and danced the various ballroom dances we have been learning on this trip. We are now heading west in open waters and for the first time we can hear the wind whistling and there is a slight roll to the ship. (Barbara) Swimming in the deep freshwater lake was like swimming in a hot bath. I had to get out to cool down. We drove a little solar powered boat around the lake for 20 minutes which seemed appropriate in such a pristine environment. There are multitudes of monkeys on this island read to snatch things out  of your bag if you’re not careful. Our boats travelled at high speed between the islands. These are the same boats the pirates use along the Somalia coast. Clocks have gone back another hour tonight so we are now 3 hours behind Melbourne. This is the advantage of moving slowly west. Lots of 25 hour days. Left Langkawi at 6 pm tonight to the strains of the band “Derringer” on deck and sailed towards the largest bay in the world – the Bay of Bengal. (Bill)

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