Wednesday, September 30, 2009

coral, turquoise lagoons, white sand and lush greenery

Warwick in the Maldives.

The chain of islands below us and the horizon beyond, as our float plane tour takes us to the south.

All with coral, turquoise lagoons, white sand and lush greenery.

Well-formed waves breaking on the reefs and atolls spread throughout the archipelago.

No wonder, the Maldives are surfers paradise.

The water there is around 27 degrees Celsius, the air temperature around 32nd

A tropical paradise after another, everywhere you look.

A paradise for fishermen at sea, by all accounts.

For sailors of a bygone era, say the locals, it would not appear so attractive.

Shallow waters and coral snavelling been known for large boats.