Later that day saw us arrive into Port Dickson. This was a beautiful colonial influenced marina building with marble floors and grand staircases sweeping up either side of the entrance. A lovely pool and good amenities, restaurant and bar, IT room - now this was a marina ! Walking distance (10 mins) into a string of good restaurants and the township of Port Dickson also only 5mins in a taxi. The rally had planned a 'team building exercise' for one afternoon right next door to the marina and it turned out to be a lot of fun. The different challenges were all at ground level, though Pete was hoping the high rope course would be included. Considering the average age of the cruisers is near to 60, the organisers decided to play it safe.
Pete taking his team across the moving plank - all 10 members on at one time
Leading Cheryl (Adagio) through the rope lines without touching - easier said than done
Another rally tour was a day trip into Malacca. It is such an interesting place and one that we will definitely return to. An hours coach ride from the marina and we arrived into the centre of town. Jonker walk is famous for its food outlets, temples and shopping stalls and you could easily spend a day there alone. First stop had to be for a decent latte and morning tea and obviously everybody had the same idea as the café was full of yachties. We wandered around the harbour area, looked over a replica of an old Portugese ship and took in the maritime museum
The entrance to Jonker Walk
The highly decorated bicycles for hire
Pete with Carolyn and Duncan on the Portugese replica
Robyn could relate to this t-shirt .....:-)
Not sure what the statue was - Mr Universe maybe
Craig in front of one of the many temples and shrines in Jonker Walk - Malacca
Karen (Tropicali) getting lost amongst the t-shirts
We thoroughly enjoyed Port Dickson and the amenities on offer, and usually ended each day with a swim in the pool last thing at night. It always makes for a better nights sleep when you are safe and sound in a marina and even the sight of the approaching storms don't fill you with fear. You can get a permanent berth at the marina for the equivalence of $AUS125 per week including water and electricity and use of all amenities. Food for thought !!