Monday, 11 July 2016

Expedition cruising in the Maldives


Regular readers of The Expeditionist will be used to learning about all manner of ships from the trusted and sturdy former Soviet oceanographic vessels through to the new wave of luxurious 'champagne' adventurers sailing to out to the remote corners of the world.
Here in the Maldives, expedition cruising takes on a much more rudimentary guise in the form of a traditional local 'dhoni'. These antique-looking wooden vessels have worked the Maldivian atolls for centuries, transporting goods and ferrying locals across the vast expanses of water that separate the inhabited islands making up this expansive oceanic republic.

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