During the mid term break , we headed to the island of Naifaru , a three hour speed boat ride from Male' City. My hubby is from that island , its where he grew up and his aunts and uncles and his grandmother ( yes , she is still surviving at the ripe old age of 92).
The days always started with a walk on the beach , just before sunrise, looking for shells and checking out hermit crabs and crabs busy scurrying around...
There is always something planned for the day..............
A picnic to a nearby uninhabited island of Veyvah,
a 20 minute ferry ride to the island of Hinnavaru, the boys checked out the dhonis and little boats on the beach there and made pin wheels out of palm leaves, with the help of my hubby's uncle.
|my little guy exploring a dhoni, with the traditional birdlike steering wheel which is steered using your foot instead of your hands|
|pinwheel made of coconut palmleaf|
There was also a trip to the island of Felivaru , where the boys got to see how their beloved tuna cans were made and packed. ( sorry no cameras were allowed inside the canning area)
|Docks of Felivaru|
It was nice and relaxing change, just friendly faces and quiet island life. The boys loved the freedom to run around the street, ( no cars just a few motorcycles and bicycles around), exploring and even tried fishing.
|little fussy one with his treasures after his daily explorations|
A local group known as Naifaru Juvenile had a turtle conservation site, where the boys got to see the different types of turtles , the turtles were being taken care of by this youth group and are later released to the sea once they are mature enough to survive on their own.
As the sun sets everyday , all I can say is Alhamdhulillah, hope everyone had a lovely holiday and enjoy the weekend!!