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May 27, 2020

Warning – screwed in the Maldives! I have never been in a country more corrupt than the Maldives.  I have been stuck in this hole, amongst floating islands of garbage, for 103 days, quarantined on my sailboat.   My government mandated agent, Big Wave Private Limited, charged me MVR 60,122.26 (3891.41 USD) in “fees,” to include […]

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May 27, 2020

Well, after a long quarantine, I finally departed Hulumale anchorage (Male Maldives – 04 06N / 073 36E) at 0800 local time. After 7 nm of motoring I am now out of the Male atoll and heading south. Ahead is a likely 2475 nm passage across the Indian Ocean. South towards the equator, then west […]

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May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020 – Where is Tim?After 102 days stuck in quarantine, it’s finally time to depart from the Maldives to Tanga Tanzania.  The passage is 2475 nm and ought to take about 25 days.  I will be solo sailing.  I have to admit I’m a bit nervous, but I have to go.I honestly cannot […]