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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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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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Nolhivaranfaru and Kulhudhuffushi

A couple of days anchored in the blue waters of Nolhivaranfaru at 6deg 41.400N 073deg 06.900E before heading the short distance to Kulhudhuffushi, the second largest populated island from Male, with around 10,000 people. The entrance to Nolhivaranfaru is from … Continue reading

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Scrubbin’ and jiggin’

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North Thilandhunmathee, Maldives Oh, this is the place where the fishermen gather, In oilskins and boots and Cape Anns battened down; All sizes of figures with squid lines and jiggers, They congregate here on the squid-jiggin’ ground. – Arthur R. … Continue reading

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Maldives arrival

After a relatively short windless passage, motoring three nights at sea, we arrived at Uligan at the northern end of the Maldive atolls by midday Sunday 23rd March. The voyage took us within 95nm off the south coast of India, … Continue reading

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