Langkawi: 2nd January 2005

We were away from our base at Telaga Harbour, Langkawi, Malaysia, cruising in Thailand.
Sunday morning we spent on the beach snorkeling and were just returning to our boat in the dinghy under oars when we became aware of a very large breaking wave moving along the rocky shore towards us. The current surged violently preventing us getting back on board. By rowing vigorously We managed to keep on the back of the wave.
Our catamaran stayed put although the current must have exceeded 15 knots and the depth have increased to about 40 feet. A lot of credit must go to the designer of our anchor — a design known as the ‘Spade’ (20kg) It held in extreme conditions on what became a very short scope.