Exploring a country by boat which consists of 99 percent water, changes your perspective. The horizon expands endlessly. Sometimes you just gaze – as if you stare dreamily into the flames of a campfire. The brisk wind blows up spume and salty flavours and the feeling of being an adventurer and a pioneer. In such moments you are alone on the Maldives. The Lhaviyani Atoll lies ahead.