Relief.. Land Ho!
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September 18th, 2007 – by: ashishrb
The ship took its own sweet time approaching the island, rotating a couple of times before finding a place to anchor. No respite inspite of halting, the ship continued to rock, making us more anxious to get off. Soon after noon, within a half hour of the ship stopping, we and our stuff were all loaded into a large boat, and off to the island's main jetty.
As soon as I got onto the beach, I could not believe my eyes... the sand was really WHITE.. and the water really a deep turquoise (aqua marine) blue! Never seen such a beach anywhere else in India so far. Fantabulous!! The wind, the sun, the freshness ... just what I needed... and in hours I had completely forgotten what I was doing for the last 2 years... right upto the last week.
Greetings from a sage...
I stepped out of my room onto the beach. The rooms were right next to the beach. Only to find a little shell moving around. I picked it up to find a critter quickly withdrawing into it. All there was to be seen were 2 tiny claws packed perfectly into the shell. It was just your regular cutesy hermit crab. I held it up for a while, and let the crab crawl out and over my palm right into the sand. I entertained myself with its antics and shyness for a while before letting the poor thing run along.
There was a large shed sort of structure under which we would be served our meals and sit around talking into the evenings in the nice sea breeze. We had a late-ish lunch, since food wouldn't go in while on the ship. Evening was just some mingling, reading and off to bed.
-- Ashish Bhambhani
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