Transition season in BIOT


Tuesday 14 June 2016

After ten days rafted up with two other yachts, stuck on the Coastguard wall in Gan, Maldives, the heavy weather finally eased and we could prepare to leave. First we had to untangle the many lines and two anchors we had deployed to keep us all safe. With the wind still pushing us onto the…

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Snorkelling and Squalls in the MaldivesĀ 


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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Weather stops play in the Maldives


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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Passage to the Maldives


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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