Extracts from the following book – Places not on Google Maps

The Unhappy Beaches of the 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.

Trinimam

Trinimam is a smaller version of Tobago and is 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.