Page 5 of The Bailey Bunch Travel Blog Posts


Asia » Maldives » Ari Atoll July 25th 2012

Cob has now returned from Romania having had a fantastic time there learning how to lay foundations, build concrete floors and brick laying with a bit of plastering thrown into too for good fun. The next team are out there already doing the decorating - sounds like Cob had the short straw. But what a great experience ... Josh is in Belgium near Bruges preparing for the first festival of his tour. We have had another lazy day here on the island - lounging around and enjoying the sunshine and scenery. One of the things that has struck us here is the colour of everything - there's little pollution in the air or the sea relatively speaking - and the light is very intense for most of the day. So colours themselves are intensified as some ... read more
Along the jetty to the plane
Flowers
Over the bridge

Asia » Maldives » Ari Atoll July 25th 2012

For a very small island there is a wide variety of flora. Yesterday Gemma and I went on a "flower safari" to see how many different types of flower we could see. These are some of the results of our botanical research ... Plus a photo of the explorer on the beach ...... read more
Some root system
Cream flower
Red flower

Asia » Maldives » Ari Atoll July 24th 2012

As well as being a divers dream and a great place to snorkel the atoll is a pretty good place for all sorts of other water sports too....... read more
Waterskis waiting
Catermerans and palms 1
Catermerans and palms 2

Asia » Maldives » Ari Atoll July 24th 2012

Even though it is not the best season for sunsets you can still see some remarkable ones with evocative cloud scenes as the cloud builds up when the heat of the sun diminishes. What's also really spectacular is that for a short five minute spell the colours on the sea surface also mix with the coral reefs too.... read more
Moody clouds over the atoll

Asia » Maldives » Ari Atoll July 23rd 2012

Ok so some photos are up side down - this has nothing to do with being in a particular hemisphere I'm told and even if I were on the equator they should be just be normal - it maybe a connection speed issue so we will try how these work .... We also had a stork visitor today so here he is on the first photo ...... read more
Some of the local flora
Paradise Beach
Through the archway

Asia » Maldives » Ari Atoll July 23rd 2012

So this summer we are spread out all over the place - Cob is is Romania and has been there for a couple of weeks. He's working for a charity helping to build orphanages. He is in a remote part of the country without phone and Internet. Josh embarks today on a month long tour of Europe with his friends from college. He is aiming to hit the main music festivals in Belgium Netherlands and Germany before returning via Austria, Switzerland and France. No doubts lots of music and drink over the next 30 days especially as he celebrates his 19th birthday on 19 August. In the meantime we are in Machchafushi in the South Ari atoll of the Maldives. It is certainly everything you expect it to be. Landing at Male airport gives you an ... read more
Frangipani
Beautiful colours
About to flower into flame




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