These were the expressions of one my colleague/friend when she was experiencing the sea for the first time. The location was a private beach close to Murdeshwar when we the group of 25 colleagues were on a two day trip to North Canara. The trip was hosted by Mr. Ganesh Kamat of Kamat Executive Inn(Honnavar) and dexterously co-ordinated by our Manjunath Bhide.For moments i cudnt differentiate,,,if i was flying or was i floating,,,it was incredible ,,it was the endless sea i saw
We departed from Bangalore on Friday night after picking-up people from their convenient locations. The 10 hour long journey was taxing but a brief stopover at Sharavathy Valley viewpoint and observing the sun rays piercing thru the dense anulled all niggles in our body.
Our sightseeing saga started with a visit to Mavinakurve Island which is an island on river Sharavathy just before the swift river joins the Arabian sea. At the island we offered prayers at the famous Durga temple. Later we came back to the mainland visited some mueseum and goshala in a mutt.
Late in the evening we were off to the famous Murdeshwar temple and the beach adjacent to it. We had an half hour boat ride on the sea around the temple. The major highlight of the visit was ascending to top of the temple tower(18th floor) where one can get bird's eye view of the beach.
Later in the evening, we witnessed the sunset by enjoying at a private beach owned by Mr. Ganesh Kamat. As iterated earlier this was maiden beach experience for some people in our group and the privacy at the place was a bonus. This was followed by a campfire and dinner.
Morning of day-2 we started with a visit to Dhareshwar beach, where I decided to be off the water and kept myself busy in shooting landscapes and portraits.
After sumptuous coastal Karnataka lunch at Kamat's we started our return journey to Bangalore. On the way back we had a long stopover at Jog Falls. In order to overcome our dejection of witnessing the waterfalls without water we choose to have a downhill hike to downstream of the waterfalls.
After the hike at Jog Falls we continued our return journey, had dinner at Shimoga and were back in Bangalore before dawn time concluding the wonderful and well organized trip.