I was envisioning blue skies with fluffy white clouds, azure waters, colourful sails flapping, white yatchs bobbing at sea and tanned sailors. But the rain came down the whole day of Saturday. And dark, grey, gloomy skies the whole of Sunday.
There goes my picture perfect backdrop. Being the amatuer photographer-wannabe, I actually screwed on a photo filter for my camera, hoping to enhance my ‘sunny skies, sparkling seas’ special effects. But what I got was even gloomier pictures.
I was actually at the opening of the Penang Tanjung Marina.
What has arisen to take the Old Church Pier place is the new city marina in Penang called Tanjong City Marina. The marina is managed by the Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) and offers berthing facilities for 140 smaller boats vessels and 20 berths for superyachts.
We get a chance to explore the area which probably will be off-limit at other times. So, I had a photo galore there yesterday noon.
All my photos turned out mighty sad. I hope I have another chance to stroll down the dock next time so that I can get my blue skies, blue seas, white yatch and tanned sailors photos.
BTW, we did some enquires (psst…carrying a DSLR camera somehow makes the snobbish sales staffs more attentive) and found that it costs about RM70,000 for a ‘time-sharing’ yatch which we can sail on our own. A bigger yatch with skipper will cost a lot more. RM70,000 is quite cheap if you compare a car with a yatch, right? But no, we can’t buy a yatch because my husband is very, very prone to sea-sick. 🙂 He can get nausea just standing on a moving barge!