West Island ‘s old jetty located at the northern tip of the island. Until a few years ago this was the jump-off point from Home Island or Direction island ferries, then a bus ride into West Island’s settlement some 7km south. I’m sure it also played an integral part during WWII when soldiers from Britain and Sri Lanka were stationed on this tiny atoll. Today, the jetty is still popular for visitors and locals to do a spot of turtle and manta watching or fishing for the trevally that reside underneath.
“Coming Storm” was just one of those days when the ominous clouds rolled over the lagoon, giving a very eerie feel to the surroundings. Rain fell heavily on Home Island, yet here at the jetty, it bypassed and kept heading westward.