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A Day in the Tropics

Feb 11, 2009

Location: Hulhumale, Maldives
Author: Margot Denman
This morning we awoke to clear skies, pleasantly warm weather and oatmeal sprinkled with cinnamon for breakfast. Dinghy runs began at 8:00 to start our day on shore off nice and early, and people spent most of the day wandering through the streets of Male and exploring the various fish and produce markets that litter the small atoll (less than one mile long). The narrow streets are crowded with tall buildings painted wild colors and are choked with all kinds of traffic. At 15:00 when everyone was suppose to be on the last Hulhule ferry, we realized there was a mistake and the ferry to Hulhumale was actually the correct one. Only five of us made it back on the right ferry while the others had a long trek back, but finally made it back to Argo and enjoyed a long awaited swim. We had chili for dinner and the squeeze question was “what is something you’d like to work on within yourself,” which we answered going around in a circle as the setting sun hung like a molted ball in the sky and slowly disappeared behind the palm trees in the distance.