September 23rd, 2007 – by: ashishrb
Sunrise towards the other side of the island.
The night had been really windy and rainy. Even when I woke up in the morning it was raining/drizzling on and off. That morning I decided to walk around toward the other side of the island, I believe it was the northern part, where the lagoon was very narrow. Close to sunrise I strolled along, picking any interesting corals off the beach on the way. This is the side where the water purification plant is set up and the shore is quite steep, outlined with concrete blocks to prevent erosion. After some pictures and a peaceful walk among dead coral and the occassional camouflaged big crabs I returned to the cottage.
Although the rain did let up in the morning, the wind continued to ruffle the sea. It was so windy, that for the first time in the week I could see whiteheads in the lagoon area.
Close to sunrise.
It was probably the brightest day during my trip as well and the color of the water was beautiful. Ironically the sun was shining down real bright, and the sea wasn't fit to swim at all. We were expected to leave at around 15:00 anyway so no point in thinking about swimming anyway. However, the ship came in later and it was after dinner at about 20:30 when we headed for the jetty to load ourselves into the ferry to the ship. The ferry took its own sweet time gathering and waiting for all the passengers and kin and it was past 21:30 by the time we got into the ship even. Finally cast off at around 22:00. Onwards to Cochin
and probably another sea-sick 20 plus hours sitting in that god-forsaken seating hall in the ship!
-- Ashish Bhambhani