It was the monsoon season. It would rain in the evening and create puddles all over the local island of Maafushi.
I was up very early because there was an attention-calling heavy downpour at 4AM. The wind howled and blew like crazy. I was getting concerned. What becomes of my visit to my dream island of Anantara?
I was in Kaani’s restaurant at 7:15 AM all stoked for my day trip. As bonus, their buffet spread included mashuni
(below), Maldive’s staple breakfast entree, a combination of coconut meat, tuna pieces and coffee/tea.
I’ve seen a different version from Stingray last year; it was “whiter
”. This one looked like a finer version of rice sprinkled with seeds. It would have been spicy, but they adjusted it for the untrained palate.
After breakfast, I decided to see the eastern shore (a mostly deserted area on the island) which is barely a 15 minute walk from Kaani (located west). I rushed to the other side of Maafushi to check out the coast. I was there yesterday but it was dark already.
The waves broke a hundred meters from the shoreline. Odd. Why would it refuse to move closer to the shore? Kelps were all across the seemingly stagnant sea. Southward, a ship was docked on a sandbar, and a couple of Caucasians were walking towards the ocean with their diving gear. Otherwise, the place was eerily deserted, a resounding contradiction from the opposite side of the island where the jetty is.
I like mornings like this.
This is the Eye in the Sky!
|My buffet haul in Kaani Beach Hotel. Mashuni (left) is served.|
|The eastern shore of Maafushi is eerily deserted.|
|Independent divers out for an early adventure.|
|The only establishment I found in that portion of the eastern shore. |
|Puddles from last night's thunderstorm.|
|A sprinkling of colors.|
|Election statistics are written on walls.|
|Washing jar in front of Kaani Beach Hotel.|
the seaside pictures are absolutely beatiful!
Thanks, Ola. That's local Maldives away from the glitzy resort islands. :)
I like that its almost deserted. Thanks. :)
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