Of 87 islands that was built with hotels and other accommodations facilities in the Maldives, Kani Island is just a tiny islet. It lies in the Indian Ocean like a short bar stretching from the north to the south. You can walk along the coast around the island within about 40 to 50 minutes; and, within 10 minute you can walk across it from the east to the west.
As our local guide ( we called him G.O.) told us, the best time of touring in the Maldives is during November to the next April when the weather is comparatively moderate, and March is probably the best among the best. How lucky we were!
Walking around the the island, you can see a lot of coconut trees, dwarf-like houses tucked among the green trees. In the exuberance of green, the roofs of the houses cropping up here and there. Several small paths wound their way from the beach into the woods, leading you to your own room. Every room was only number of meters away from the beautiful white beach and you could reach the seaside within couple of minutes. In front of my room coconut trees were peppered here and there, the velvety sand almost crept to the door of my room. Every morning I went to the beach outside to greet the rising sun, every evening I was there enjoying the splendid view of the sunset.
I got up very early the next morning after arrival and had a walk around the island. Accompanied by the murmurings of the waves, I began my exploration throughout the island. With my camera in hand, I took pictures while walking forward,trying to collect the fantastic scenery in my tiny camera.
The sun was hiding behind the grey cloud near the horizon, pale like a small patch of silk. From time to time, it struggled up and showed it face among the apertures of the clouds, tinting the clouds nearby with an bright golden color. As it edged it its way upward, the clouds around it began to burn. The flamboyant flames slowly spread, and just in a few minutes, the whole eastern sky was burning into flames, and the beach, the trees, the bushes, and the flowers–everywhere was rendered with a golden lustre. What a sunrise!
The sun was creeping up the sky, giving its light and heat. The previously cool and cosy air was being heated, and I couldn’t help sweating as I marched forward. The soft sand under my feet was becoming scorchingly hot and I had to wade in the shallow water. The waves were still singing happily beside, accompanying my jocund mood.
As I stepped forward, I saw something standing in the water ahead. It was a big bird! It stood motionless there, like a small statue. I moved forward gingerly and silently, lest I would scare it. However, it still stood there as if it did not notice me at all. At one moment I even took it for a sculpture put there by somebody. While I was tiptoeing closer to make sure if it was a real bird or not, one of its legs moved slightly. I marveled at its boldness. When I moved so close that I could almost reach it, it flapped its wings and leisurely flew away.
The sun was shining and the air was getting hotter and hotter. I couldn’t wait to escape from the torridity into my cosy and air-conditioned room. What was more, I had to get ready for the coming meetings with our customers.