On arrival to the Maldives I was advised to wrap some rope on the tip of the anchor so it would not dig it self in, (where you have to anchor while you wait for clearance is about 30 meters deep) so guess what!!!!!  I did not do it because why would you anchor if you did not want the anchor to hold!  you so it dug it self in? So I lost the anchor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..

I am learning very slowly because I am a slow learner.


Meet my new crew(Batu and Kasun)

I decided to help these young lads to a better life  and took the on board.

 Although they never been to sea they are doing very well. Also as a safety

 measure they can be food if I am marooned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

I do not think the Maldives will disappear under the sea as the prediction

 by the preachers of doom and gloom (the scientists) due to global warming,

 but it will disappear due to over population and overfishing. The country

 survives by the influx of tourism as the fishing has already been decimated

 and the tourists do not come here because cheap alcohol and wild parties

 so if they loose this income……………………………

Although a very strict muslin society (100%) according to some elders,

 drugs have caught up with them (maybe the Koran did not allow for it).

It is pleasant to say that when going for a walk one does not have to be

 continuously on the look out for dog shit. So Andujar, learn from this

 guys. Become Muslim and stop eating Jamon, then because you don’t

 have to worry about treading on the dog shit that litter your streets 

  you can go for long walks and be a winner both ways. Also because

 you will have to stop drinking wine, the prices will go down which will

 benefit people like me . On the good side you can have four wives so

 there, it is not so bad after all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Picnic Island with trees

Picnic Island with trees and building

Low tide picnic island

Spot the the Sri Lankans

Looking for fish


Ready for the first flying lesson

Tan due to daily doses of wine

This fish is for me

Never gets a girl face

Relaxed fish

It is amazing how fast he clean the tuna

Kasun and Sebastian exploring the island

John looking more like a sailor every day

Fishing boat under repair

President's office

Male's fish market

Female Maldivian vampire

Local dingy

 The journey from Male to Gan (Addu Atoll) was good with a few stops on deserted islands we crossed the Equator at 5.00 a.m. without celebrations as everyone was sleep.

Gan was under the control of the Poms from1944 to 1976 and had up to 3000 servicemen base in the Island during the war. The joined four islands with causeways and now most of the island’s British Army infrastructure has been converted into a low budget resort.

Today is our last day at Gan and we are leaving for Chagos.

The blog will be updated once we arrive to civilization in Mauritius in about 6 weeks time.

Traditional boat


About Paco

I am living my dream of sailing around the world, and to visit and meet as many places and people time will allow me.
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2 Responses to Maldives

  1. Sandi says:

    Hi everyone….

    Hoping all is well….never got to say goodbye before you left….so herre is my goodbye….

    Have a great time together…..

    Love always

    Sandi xxx

    and Trevor and Jay xxx

  2. Pilar Arevalo says:

    Looking forward to some more tasty blog morsels of your (mis) adventures!

    Stay cynical and take care!

    XX Pilar and Bob

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