Helengeli Island Resort
Travel Blogs from North Male Atoll
... the boat!
When we arrived back we were both really tired. The combination of doing nothing for two days and then a 45 minute dive left us exhausted. So we went for an afternoon nap before meeting back up at the Reef Bar for cocktails at 17:00.
Verity played her first game of pool with me and did very well indeed.
An early dinner then saw us head for an early night to get a good sleep for our journey to Duabi the next day.
... you walk out you are immediately at sea level! So no taxis await, well at least not the kind that drive on roads! These are all speed boats and taxi boats to shuttle people to Male or to you're respective resorts / island.
In fact I think Khai read somewhere we are 3 feet above sea level here, we wandered about the other day and walked around the island to see what we could find and were back at our doorstep an hour ...
We will be sailing the Indian Ocean for 4 days in route to Mauritius. The Indian Ocean covers 20% of the Earth’s main water surface, which attributes to a total of one-fifth of the world’s ocean area. The Indian Ocean, the third largest saline-water body of the world, derives its name from India. On the northern side, the ocean ...
... not thought much about the ferry until Sunday morning then it occurred to me that 5 hours on a boat at sea might mix my stomach up a bit, For some reason though, it didn't; even though the ferry actually took six hours. I believe I have finally grown some sea legs!! Annie remains unmoved as ever by the waves and swell of the sea.
We arrived late afternoon and were collected from the ferry terminal by Rashid. He turned out to be proper likeable ...
... in our luggage.
When we finally returned to the airport, it was almost time to make our way to the gate, so we retrieved our luggage from storage.
We settled into our seats in the airplane and passed time watching movies, watching TV shows and watching some more movies. We had a layover in Dubai, as on the way over, which was spent dozing off on the floor of the (hopefully clean) airport floor.
It has been an amazing, unforgettable trip and I look forward to my next adventure!