Tag Archives: Maldives

Naval relations

For my Uncle Ron Okay. So I obviously should have offered a bit more as we crossed the equator, with ‘Huey’ blowing wind from the south and not the west as we’d requested. Although we had a terrific run to … Continue reading

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Gan with the wind

I know, ‘Gan with the wind’ is corny, but I thought it was better than ‘Here today, Gan tomorrow!’. As you may recall, we were presented with a beautiful large coral trout from the locals at Vilufushi. Very timely given … Continue reading

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Falhus, kandus, and bandharus

Within the massive coral rings of the atolls you’ll find harbours, passages, bommies, ports and islands. The local Dhivehi names are falhu, kandu, giri, bandharu and fushi respectively. A falhu is a navigable lagoon surrounded by a coral bank. These … Continue reading

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Vale Male’

Male, the capital of the Maldives, has one third of the total population, with around 110,000. Male appears modern and every square inch of the island, including the broader reclaimed areas are heavily built on. So different from the rest … Continue reading

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Atolls and victuals

How long can we go: With our victuals on board Won’t the water soon run short Or will our ship succumb to mighty storms? Are we in to this too deep? The doubts go after me right in my sleep … Continue reading

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