|CRUISING LOG of ANIMA|
Phuket - Sri Lanka - Maldives
After the exciting passage to Sri Lanka, on which we were lucky to miss a tropical storm for about 120 miles, we enjoyed a week in Galle. Rolf left the boat and Caroline joined to sail with me to the Maldives.
So, we enjoyed at least the teo-day-tour in the highlands of Sri Lanka, to the tea plantations and to the city of Kandy where we visited an impressive Buddhist temple.
The 440 miles passage to the Maldives was apart from a quite fresh breeze on the beam for 36 hours uneventful. The marvellous anchorage in turquoise water and the very friendly officials in Uligan were very welcoming and let us forget quickly about the frustrating experiences with the authorities in Galle.
Nevertheless, the following days were partly spoiled by the reports, fear and doubts regarding the next passage and the related dangers that it might bring. More on that in the next log entry....