Eish, why is it when you have so little time there's so much to do? Bailing for the Maldives tomorrow first thing, and still have a ton of work to get through. If anyone knows how to squeeze 25 hours out of a day, please let me know.
Stoked to finally be going over to get our project underway. Early stages still, but a start is a start. Ducking down south for the first part of the trip. Going to spend some time on the boat gathering data on the various channels - measuring current speeds and stuff like that, and interviewing fisherman and boat captains on the islands. Maldives is a country from days gone by - not much is written down or recorded - it's all oral history, so you gotto go chat to the folks!
The last week or so will be in & around Male itself, checking out the channels in that area - hoping for some east swell to come through so can catch the dawnies and sunset sessions.
Thanks to the net I can still keep the website up to date - so photag's, keep sending your shots in! I'll post some shots each day of the view from my "office" - hopefully will involve either waves or fish, or both....
The net is quite a tricky beast out there in the middle of nowhere. Have to be near a main island to get signal, and then has to be direct line of sight between your laptop and the tower. That means you have to climb onto the roof of the boat for uninterrupted signal - else each time the boat swings on anchor there goes your signal - laaaaank annoying!
Hope you ou's get waves - cos what treks past our coast ends up in Maldives a while later. Means I'm timing it just perfect to hook up with the swell that pulled through last week and the weekend. Makes up for missing that swell cos was stuck in Joeys!