18 April 1999 (cont)
Luckily, we brought along some snacks and all of us shared around to keep our
tummy filled. It was already some 2 hours late. Then one of the "skipper"
had an idea to tie the boats next to each other, with one with the good and
more powerful engine to power and the other, steer.
Meantime, one of them got to the "sampan" (small boat) and called
for help and food. We got quite a distance before a "pak cik "(Uncle), came
with the food and fixed the problem of the steering jam while our engine had
already cooled and we went first.