We are sailing SV Island Pearl II, an Amel 53 ft yacht, sailing around the World and want to share our experiences with you.
At the time of releasing this, our second video, we were already 15 months into our world circumnavigation, but only recently started producing videos from the huge amount of video content which we have built up over many thousands of sea miles. We look forward to sharing much of that with you in future videos.
We set off on this voyage from Brisbane, Australia in May 2017 and sailed up through Australia’s beautiful Great Barrier Reef, across the crocodile filled top of Australia, through the absolutely stunning most remote parts of the amazing Indonesian Archipelago, and met many amazing people before arriving in Singapore.
From Singapore we sailed on up Malaysia’s west coast, visiting interesting places such as Penang and Langkawi, and then spent two months cruising all around western Thailand, including Phuket.
Season One (2017) videos, (Ep 1-8) covering Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand will be created and uploaded separately during 2018.
About this video
This video, (Ep.10) our second video (of Season Two - 2018). Titled “Sailing the Maldives – Part 1”. It commences in Male, the capital of the Maldives, following on from our Thailand to Maldives, North Indian Ocean crossing video (EP.9). This is the first of two videos we will publish to provide our viewers with some unique insights to cruising in this absolutely wonderful cruising ground where so few foreign yachts seem to venture.
Here we try to give you a small unique insight into Maldivian culture, village life, and the things which made us fall so much in love with this beautiful country, its wonderful people and the absolute natural aquatic beauty of this amazing place. We spent around 70 days in the Maldives between February and May 2018, and to be frank, could easily have stayed here for a full year. It was certainly one of the highlights of our world cruise so far, and aside from the ridiculously huge costs imposed on private yachts visiting here, we cannot understand why so few yachts visit each year?
We hope you enjoy this first video. Please hit the “subscribe button” if you like it and want to be notified as soon as “Sailing the Maldives Part 2” is uploaded and available. We have been absolutely blown away by the beauty and richness of this lovely country, and its friendly people and we look forward to sharing much more of this with you in Part 2.
After the Maldives video(s) our “Season Two – Sailing Across the Indian Ocean (2018)” series will continue as we cover some of the most remote and beautiful places in the world, including Chagos, Rodriguez, Mauritius, Reunion and anchorages on both the east and west coasts of Madagascar before we finally reach South Africa where we will be till December 2018.
Throughout our sailing voyage we will be filming the places, people, wild life and the experiences we see and enjoy. We want to share these experiences with you throughout the balance of 2018 and hopefully beyond.
If you would like to follow our travels, see where we are sailing right now on a clickable map, understand more about us and/or the boat, then please visit our website http://svislandpearl.com to find out more.
Of course, if you wish to support us, any assistance would be greatly appreciated via our new Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/islandpearl. Your small $2 per video support there would mean a whole lot to us than you could imagine, and help us afford to continue saiing further, purchase better camera equipment, and bring you more videos of hopefully ever improving quality.
CREDITS - SAILING THE MALDIVES (Part 1)
MAP OF THE MALDIVES
Map included with permission. Atlas of the Maldives 6th Edition is available from Atoll Editions www.atolleditions.com.au.
MUSIC BY JOSH WOODWARD
- Learn To Fly
- Little Tomcat
- Sleepy Thought
Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/
YOUTUBE MUSIC LIBRARY
- Touching Moment by Wayne Jones
- Second Nature by Audionautix
Second Nature by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Artist: http://audionautix.com/.
Category: Travel & Events
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