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Leaving Terreganu

Aug 10, 2009

Location: Underway to Tioman in the Gulf of Thailand
Author: Tommy
In the morning Dan went off to clear Argo out of Terreganu. Meanwhile, everyone prepared the boat for a 160 mile passage to Pulau Tioman. When Dan returned we cast off our dock lines and made our way out of the channel, dodging one of the busy dredging barges. We were informed that over the past four years, enough sand has been dredged out of the Terreganu River to fill nearly 50 thousand dump trucks. Unfortunately, out at sea there was no wind for the afternoon. We just motored through the haze that restricted our visibility to 7 miles. The haze has reportedly been caused by farmers in Borneo, burning massive amounts of brush while clearing out new fields from the jungle. The wind finally picked up a bit after dinner. We were able to put up some head sails and motor, close hauled through the night.