Good Morning from my canopy! What a beautiful spot to have a cup of coffee, but no time for that! We have to go to breakfast as Steve needs to be ready to leave for fishing at 8:30.
One final sunrise picture and I am good to go.
Breakfast was the usual selections of the buffet and the choice of hot food to order from the menu. Everyday there was a rotating special, I could never understand what they were. Here is Steve in his bonefishing outfit, he covers himself head to toe. No face buff at breakfast thought! We don’t want to scare the other guests!
I loved the fruit danish. I would eat one every day. I found the puffy croissants too hard to eat. First world problems.
There was a different cut fruit salad every day also. This was watermelon with dragon fruit. I asked staff what the white fruit was as I thought dragon fruit was only purple with black spots. I was wrong, it comes in white and purple varieties!
I even tried to cool down juice.
This morning I had the omelette with gruyere, onion, mushroom and spinach. I learned that morning to order my bacon extra crispy! This bacon was a little too rare for me!
I wished Steve and Craig good fishing! I wanted to show you Craig’s boat. It was made in the Florida Keys. The boat and trailer was transported in a cargo ship. I’m not sure how long it took to get here, Craig’s boss drove it 110 nautical miles from Male to Maalifushi. It took about five hours. He had to stop for gas once.
Good bye Steve and Craig! I hope you return, as I’m not sure how to bring all the luggage back by myself!
So while Steve was off fishing I decided to explore. I walked along the beach, admiring the dhoni and the speedboat that takes you to the seaplane. I was calling the speedboat a ferry in previous posts, in this case it’s more accurate to call it a speedboat.
There was a hammock for one person to sit on.
This map shows you the Thaa atoll and all the dive sites. The resort is located near spot 1, there is an arrow pointing from the Como Feather on the map. We didn’t go diving, only snorkeling. I am sure if you liked to scuba you would have a great time here. It appears that spot 21 is called Gunnar’s rock. I hope he didn’t hit anything the day he discovered it. Let’s hope that he caught a big fish there!
Continuing to explore I examined the lounge beds by the beach. They were double cushioned with a terry cover that was laundered and replaced each day. They was a teak table to put your book or drink on.
Here is the lounge bed with the back erect so you could read, watch your children on the beach, ogle people in bathing suits behind your polarized lenses, or catch up on your blogging. Guess what I did? A little bit of this, a little bit of that, however as we had no children with us caption two was eliminated. Looks like I was thinking about snorkeling also.
I ended up siting on about three of the lounge beds, trying to stay out of the sun! Staff might have thought that I was Goldilocks!
Over my shoulder you can see the Madi Restaurant, where we had breakfast every day. The pool had a zero entrance in one part of it. The trees were in the middle of the pool. It reminded him of a nasty golf course hole!
While I was blogging, Steve caught this peacock grouper. This was an immature fish . The mature fish have the marking reversed. Pink with blue spots.
I was brought ice water to enjoy. This is the water I was looking for when I was complaining a few posts ago. I knew it was available as I had gotten it on Friday. However on Sunday I couldn’t get any!
While I was sipping my ice water Steve got this long skinny pipe fish. Don’t you wonder how they came up with this creative name? Now you can tell that Steve took this picture. He is not a professional like Craig! Steve gets, shoes, cushions, tackle and no faces in his pictures. Craig gets fish and sometimes the fisherman!
Steve is itching to go to lunch now so I will have to break off posting for a bit. I couldn’t resist showing you this couple, they had a professional photographer posing them. “Cross your feet, look at me, madame should make goo eyes at the man, hold the shell necklace just so!” Talk about exhausting! I’ll just have to explore the spa and gym in my next post!
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