Four days in Dolhiyadhoo

Position           05:59.655 N 073:13.253 E

Date                 Thursday 9 to Sunday 13 March 2016

Distance run    0.15nm over the ground

 

After one night we moved slightly north west to obtain a little more shelter from a swell that sometimes crept around the corner and to anchor in shallower water where there was some not bad swimming off the boat.  We must have liked it as we stayed four days.  Flomaida departed before us as they wished to get to Male to collect a mainsail furler motor being sent by AMEL and arrange to have it married up to the existing gearbox.  On the basis that what foes wrong for them then occurs to us they ordered two motors, one for us as a spare.

 

A visit to Dolhiyadhoo would not be complete without a wander around the resort.  Apparently there is still a staff of 16 caretaking and certainly the paths and roadways looked swept.  We wonder of in a thousand years’ time when the Maldives are well under the waves somebody will find the ruins and claim them to be Atlantis.

 

Dolhiyadhoo – The Arrival Jetty

 

Main reception – many buildings are labelled, perhaps as part of an attempted sales pitch

 

A nearly complete beach view villa complete with infinity plunge pool – an essential

 

Rapidly deteriorating bures – taken from the bows of the boat

 

These beautiful Bat Fish seemed very attached to this coral as we saw them every time we swam past