Snorkelling paradise

Snorkelling and Squalls in the Maldives 

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Friday 20 May 2016

The Maldives is probably most famous as a honeymoon destination – saying the name conjures up images of idyllic islands with coconut trees bent over at the water’s edge, upmarket luxury resorts and white beaches made for days of lounging. The clear blue seas with abundant fish life call you in for a snorkel. For…

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Rafted up ready for bad weather with anchors out

Weather stops play in the Maldives

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Monday 16 May 2016

Adina is now in Gan in the Addoo Atoll, the most southern atoll of the Maldives. And it is here we are firmly parked and will remain parked as bad weather halts play, preventing us from moving on to our next destination of BIOT (British Indian Ocean Territory). The anchorages here in Gan are deep…

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Three years celebrated in the Maldives

Celebrating three years of life at sea

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Friday 1 April 2016

Three years ago on 30th March 2013 Adina and her merry crew of two left Hamble, England, setting out to explore this curious big planet we all live on. As we set off that day we wondered what lay ahead for us. And now when we try to look back at all we’ve experienced we…

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Uligan, our port of arrival

Passage to the Maldives

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Friday 1 April 2016

Adina departed the small fishing harbour of Mirissa, Sri Lanka, at 5.40am on 28th March, just as it was starting to get light and at around the same time the early morning fishing boats were heading out. The Coastguard came down to ensure we were indeed leaving which was a relief as we were never…

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Leopard on the loose

Rice and Curry and all things Nice

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Sunday 27 March 2016

With legs still in shock from the climb up and down Adam’s Peak, Susie and I jumped onto two more lurching, go-as-fast-as-you-possibly-can buses and headed to the town of Kandy. On arrival we got into a tuk-tuk but didn’t progress very far as the roads were closed to traffic with what looked like an up-coming…

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Adina and North Sails

Adina teams up with North Sails

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Wednesday 23 March 2016

Some of the more shrewd may have noticed we are now proudly sporting a North Sails logo on our homepage. We’re happy to announce that Adina has partnered up with North Sails, the world’s leading sailmaker. Adina is now sporting a lovely set of Xi-Tour sails which we enjoyed testing out on our trip from…

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