The Unhappy Beach – Maldives
Due to the onset of Global Warming and the rising of sea levels, some of the beaches in the Maldives have stopped being crescent shaped and are now reverse crescent shaped and look from above like an unhappy, drooping mouth. The sand is still the same quality, but sun-worshippers now feel the beaches have a negative energy to them. Scientists are not sure how the beaches became this shape, but spiritualists believe it’s the Gaia force showing how upset it is with humanity’s stewardship of the world.
A smaller version of Tobago known for its wide beaches of white sand and its biodiverse tropical rainforest, which covers 79% of the island. Residents of this island are called Trinimamas and the are very proud of their beautiful island. Framed by two mountains, the hamlet-like port capital, Filey, is dominated by its central fruit market selling Barbadine or Giant Granadilla, Breadfruit, and Black Sapote – also known as Chocolate Pudding Fruit, Chocolate Persimmon and Zapote Prieto. Overlooking the city are the 18th-century ruins of Fort Queen Charlotte, which now houses the Caribbean Islands Women’s Museum. The Columbus National Park on the North-East corner of the island claims to have preserved the first footprint that Christopher Columbus left when he set foot on the island in 1485. As students of history will know, this is seven years earlier than the traditional date for Columbus’s voyage of discovery, but Trinimamas insist this date is correct.
This Spanish-speaking island in the South Pacific is surrounded by a lagoon, which often extends more than a hundred metres to the reef, then slopes steeply to deep water. Tamissi is the topmost part of a gigantic volcano, whose base is 25,000 feet down in the Pacific Ocean. The reef fronts the shore to the south of the island, making the lagoon there unsuitable for swimming and water sports, but to the north east, particularly around El Mori, the lagoon is at its widest and deepest. This part of the island is the most popular with tourists for swimming and snorkelling. Agricultural terraces and swamps surround the central mountain area. Along the northwest coast off El Mori Beach are three small coral islets within a few hundred metres of the shore and within the fringing coral reef.