I am now staying on an island called Hulhumalé. It is a new island next to the capital, Malé, and is made out of dead coral and sand. It has a beautiful beach but it is not a real one. There are not many houses here yet because it is a brand new town.
I stayed in my hotel all day today, working on the story. It is going to be about a boy called Ali who is trying to save his island from disappearing. I have started drawing some of the pictures but I will need to wait until I visit school again on Sunday to find out what the children think should happen to Ali.
Today I visited the Banyan Tree resort on the island of Vabbinfaru. It is a very beautiful hotel that also has its own Marine Lab. I met a man called Dr. Steve and he showed me how the island is using metal frames in the sea to try to grow new coral to help protect the shores.