It’s an early Day 2 for me as I tried to catch the Maldivian sunrise while sitting on a beach chair near the shore.
The beautiful sunrise didn’t fail me. And as a plus, called 3 herons to pose for me and do silhouettes. Unfortunately, I don’t have a zoom lens. So, I wasn’t able to capture them up-close. Nevertheless, my early wake-up call was worth it.
After getting tired of photography, I headed to the main beach as I had a hunch that Pats was there, since she’s not in the room when I got back. I was correct, and she was catching the sunrise as well.
We went to the Madi restaurant after a while for our breakfast. Typical day at a paradise. Wake up. Eat. Sleep. Relax. Eat. Swim. Eat. Eat some more. Sleep til the next day. That’s life.
We spent most of our time bumming at the beach – me sleeping, and testing our snorkelling gears out. We swam in the shallow parts of the main beach, near the docks, to spot-on the nearby fishes and their homes. I was able to capture a few shots of “Dory” – the blue-colored fish in the CGI movie “Nemo”, using my new found friend Olympia (Olympus Mju Tough-8000), and a few more of those snobbish swimming species.
We also have registered for a snorkelling trip for the following day, which is not that expensive IMO, at USD40. We wanted to do scuba. Unfortunately, they have a separate charge for introductory (USD65) and beginner’s dive (USD95). For introductory, they will teach the basics: the gear, hand signs, stuff like that; and just like the guy said: “This will make you feel more confident to go down there”, something to that sort. The beginner’s dive, on the other hand, is the actual dive on a house reef, going roughly 30ft under. We were not sure if they (the ladies) could skip the introductory dive, since it’s their first, and we were hesitant as it’s also quite risky.
Since going through the two scuba sessions is quite expensive, we ended up swimming and snorkeling at the beach. 😛
After lunch, we spent the rest of the afternoon bumming around, going around the island, taking some more photos, and most especially, eat. I went to sleep on the beach-side, under the shade of the trees. Was I such a pig? :@) I was supposed to read a book that I borrowed from the resort’s “library”. But being the lazy reader that I am, I got sleepy after a few pages. That was why I was asleep at the beach…for two hours…with my shades on…and the tropical heat making me sleepier. Again, that’s life.
We spent the rest of the afternoon in the pool area.
We had our dinner at the other restaurant, Malamathi. To our surprise, they had a specially arranged table for us, for the birthday girl actually. This was not part of our plan anymore, it was the resort’s. Props to them. All the other guests were looking at us with envy. Bwahahaha!
We had a great dinner that night. We had a nice morning swim. I had a good noon nap. It was a relaxing day 2 for us, and we still had another day. Next up, the uber tiring snorkeling tour, and more beach bumming. 🙂