Three weeks went by really fast – surprisingly fast for as quiet as it is here. We really practically had nothing to do, in our little piece of Maldive paradise…but we found ourselves relishing the peace – just our cup of tea in a life of full time retired travel.
Three weeks in one place was great. Even better, three weeks on an island that is only a mile and a half circumference, with no cars, restaurants or nightlife. Hardly any shops. What we did find on the island of Huraa was a quiet, religious and extremely friendly community, a great place to work-out everyday, a comfortable resort with good food and relaxing atmosphere, and a beach.
Our day consisted of getting up before nearly all the other guests, doing yoga and cardio on the beach for an hour and then walking or running two or three times around the island (twice = 3 miles, thrice = 4.5). Next we had breakfast, then usually went to the beach sometimes til lunch others times skipping lunch and staying all day. This workout routine is a high priority for us in our life of full time retired travel.
A couple of times we went on snorkel excursions to smaller islands in the atoll. Afternoons we played scrabble, read (a total of four books in three weeks), and spent hours and hours doing technical work to the blog. I spent one entire day in the hammock working on the blog. It is up-to-date and in good shape!
Since there is no alcohol on this Muslim island we often splurged on an ice cream bar in the afternoon instead. A little treat on a hot tropical island.
Most days included a walk to the point to watch the sunset followed by dinner at 7:00 each night in the outdoor restaurant. The rest of the evening spent relaxing and reading. What a life huh?
We have loved our time here. We feel healthy and rejuvenated and ready for what’s next.
So what is next? Two days in Singapore, followed by a week visiting my niece and her husband in Guam. Then a month in Australia, before meeting our friends John and Carole for three weeks in Bali.
The days ahead will fly by, and April 22nd will be here before we know it. That’s the day we sail from Sydney on a 23 day cruise back to the USA for a ten week visit. We arrive Seattle May 14th and depart again August 7th as we plan to continue this life of full time retired travel.
So thanks for continuing to follow. Our time in the Maldives has given me the opportunity to do some more major work to the blog and I am really excited about moving forward with new opportunities to share our adventure through the blog – I hope you are too.
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