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Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie..

Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... Love reading books- sometimes i read 3books simultaneously, crazy about music- need it all around me, all the time and ofcourse, i totally am ga ga goo goo over my 7yr old naughty brat- Floppy!! errr, Prince Floppy!! :)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Into the blue waters

Oh wow, guess what? We won we won, she announced.

It was one of those SMS contests run by Airtel. I wasnt an Airtel customer back then, and so had sent in an entry through my friend A's phone. And much to our surprise we'd won the 1st prize. It was a one day all expenses paid stay at Taj Fisherman's Cove. [it has been rechristened as Vivanta by Taj Fisherman's Cove]..

She then went on to say "am thinking of giving this prize to P & C [ a couple friend of ours] since it is for 2 people.  I replied "yes" and forgot about it till a few days later. As we were winding up for the day, my friend said "C has just discovered she is pregnant and so they are not keen on taking up the one day at Fish cove, what say we take off and go?"




Whoopie, i was excited. It was the 1st time i was getting such an opportunity. Soon after, we called and booked the date, packed our bags and drove out to Fisherman's cove along ECR.

Greeted with a garland made with shells and a welcome drink, soon showed to our room. It was beautiful, the walls were Blue, with a fish painting and another landscape adorning the other wall. The room, like every other opened out to the ocean and what a view that was....

We strolled along the beach, did a bit of work out in the gym [before dinner] and enjoyed a "on the house" dinner. A night stroll and an hour or chatting up while the waves lashed made the day magical. We decided to do something fun the next day, and as promised, we did. 

The morning dawned bright and beautiful, and we were high. Enjoying the luxury, pampering and the chance to unwind, we soaked it all in. Around 11, after breakfast and some walking, we walked along the shore, further ahead where a guy jumped down from a tower of sorts and greeted us. He then took us to a catamaran and introduced us to Senthil, the guy who was going to be our guide/and saviour... :-)


We were gonna go on a Catamaran Ride... Took off our shoes, i removed my specs, handed over the camera, and bags to the man in the tower and headed off towards the Catamaran. With butterflies and their grandparents doing the tango in our bodies, we hopped on to the wooden plank, holding on to the rope praying we got back safe. Oh, i forgot to mention- we were wearing life jackets and Senthil promised there was nothing to fret about.

"Ya right, tell that to 2 very frightened gals, neither knew swimming".... Within minutes, we forgot our fears and were screaming away in excitment, atleast i was. The water lashed onto the catamaran, drenching us, it was cool, it was sweet and it was salty. Boy, what an experience. After about 10mins, Senthil stopped rowing, and said "This is it, Jump"

"Say what?"

"No way, i aint jumping into the ocean, what if that is the last time i see anybody... what if i jumped, and went straight in and never came up.... "

A bit of coaxing was all it took for us to slowly slide outta the catamaran into the deep ocean. Senthil gave us the rope from the boat to hold on to, and in a matter of minutes, we were floating in the ocean.



I could feel the chill from the water under me, while the Sun blazed down on my face. The only glitch was i couldnt keep my head down straight, the water would go into my ears, and that was not a pleasant feeling. I kept my neck a bit above the water, and well, did end up with a slight catch. Allowing the silence to engulf us, we got quiet, i was holding onto the rope tight and listening to Senthil talk [he was generally chatting away, letting  us know he was right there]...

Closed my eyes, and allowed myself to relax, and that was it... Time went by, and i felt like i was floating. 30 -40 mins must have passed, i opened my eyes to see the boat was well, quite a distance away and i was safe and sound.. Paddled my way back to the boat and not too gracefully jumped onto it... Phew, what an experience that was.....

The next few hours were spent talking about it, how awesome it had been and how scared i had been... Few hours went by, we were back home and slowly i noticed my face turn a deep shade of beetroot, thanks to all the sun soaking i had done... :-)

Ah, good ol memories............

PS: These photographs were taken during a recent visit to Fish cove [well, i think it was over a year ago]... This experience happened way back in 2004... :-)

12 comments:

  1. What a way to enjoy a day. Nice photos.

    http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2012/07/nh-17.html

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  2. Exciting to hear about the opportunity and I'm sure u could not forget it ever! Cool photos

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  3. ONE DAY TRIP
    what is Catamaran Ride?
    Remember Anjana song from the movie Yuva? Partha mudal naal from Vetayadu vilayadu? If yes you will know what this ride is. You will be taken to the sea, 2km from the shore in a Catamaran/Motor Boat with Life Jackets and you will be thrown into the sea(Optional, you can jump by yourself also) and then the sea is all yours. A life gaurd will accompany you and trust me, you can’t get more than this, don’t worry even if you want your cant sink, you can’t swim either, all you can do is stay there in water and do all the stunts. A rope will be there for you to hold, so it’s all safe.
    Catamaran Ride in Chennai:
    It’s quite possible to see the sea from the coast. Is it possible to visualize the seashore from middle of the sea? This feat surely is from our check.
    In Chennai, PLEASANT HOLIDAYS offers this, If want to go personal trip may charge around Rs.1000 + taxes + including Food
    Total PACKAGE Cost = 1000 RS (including Food)
    Details:
    • Traditional Boat Ride
    • Floating on the Ocean
    • Swimming pool
    • indoor games
    • outdoor games
    • Welcome drinks
    • Lunch
    • Evening coffee & snacks

    Time: 09.00 AM TO 07.00 PM
    Facilities: Bath/Change rooms and people are available to take care of your belongings
    Best Time for catamaran ride: 10 to 12 & 4 to 5
    Available time: 9 to 4
    If You Want Food PLS Inform
    You need to call Two days in advance to book your slot.

    Name: SHEIK
    PLEASANT HOLIDAYS
    9444260500, 044-22531127
    www.phaclub.com
    1. Carry Camera/cell – you can give it to the life Gaurd,
    2. Even if you know swimming, forget it, you can’t do anything there, just enjoy.
    Don’t miss it
    The Catamaran Ride Guarantees fun & Adventure While Creating a Common Bond between Team Members so They Remember the Experience for a Long Time.
    They Celebrate Life by Welcoming Its environment, powerful, jagged, or Smooth Catamaran Ride.
    The Catamaran Ride Is A Mild Low Adrenaline Water Adventure That Has Few Other Adventure Sports Matching Its Unique Excitement And Thrill! The Undulating Water And The Challenge Of Making It Over The Challenge Of Making It Over The Churning Rapids Is A High That Has One Raring To GO!

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  4. Wow! It must be an amazing experience! I have always loved to go on catamaran ride...more so after seeing the song "Hey goodbye nanba" from ayudha ezhuthu!

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  5. It could have been a bewitching experience. What a honest statement as regards the beautiful photographs and the time of your visit.

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  6. Nice click of this beautiful pic and i am sure that this is the best place for enjoyment. Thanks buddy for sharing here.

    4wd Rental Darwin

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  7. ONE DAY TRIP
    what is Catamaran Ride?
    Remember Anjana song from the movie Yuva? Partha mudal naal from Vetayadu vilayadu? If yes you will know what this ride is. You will be taken to the sea, 2km from the shore in a Catamaran/Motor Boat with Life Jackets and you will be thrown into the sea(Optional, you can jump by yourself also) and then the sea is all yours. A life guard will accompany you and trust me, you can’t get more than this, don’t worry even if you want your cant sink, you can’t swim either, all you can do is stay there in water and do all the stunts. A rope will be there for you to hold, so it’s all safe.
    Catamaran Ride in Chennai, PLEASANT HOLIDAYS offers this, If want to go personal trip may charge around Rs.450
    It’s quite possible to see the sea from the coast. Is it possible to visualize the seashore from middle of the sea? This feat surely is from our check.
    Packages

    1) DAY OUTING: RATE: PER HEAD RS 450 TIME: MORNING OR EVENING 3 HOURS
    Min NO 5 Max No 60
    The Rate quoted inclusive of all packages:
    Tour Aspects:
    • Welcome Drink
    • Traditional Catamaran Boat Ride
    • Floating
    • Outdoor Games
    For Confirmation 50 % of the amount to be transfer to our bank a/c
    Taxes Applicable
    “With Sweet Memories of the PLEASANT HOLIDAYS“


    2) ONE DAY PACKAGE RATE: per Head RS 999 TIME 09 am to 06 pm

    MIN NO 10 MAX NO 60
    Package Details:
    The Rate quoted inclusive of all packages:
    Tour Aspects:
    • Welcome Drink
    • Non Veg Buffet Lunch
    • Coffee & Snacks
    • Traditional Catamaran Boat Ride
    • Floating
    • Outdoor Games
    • indoor games
    • Swimming Pool

    TIME CHECK:
    For entry, the check in time 09.00 AM & out time will be 06.00 P M.
    For Confirmation 50 % of the amount to be transfer to our bank a/c
    Taxes Applicable
    “With Sweet Memories of the PLEASANT HOLIDAYS“
    Best Time for catamaran ride: 10 to 12 & 4 to 5
    Available time: 9 to 4
    If You Want Food PLS Inform
    you need to call Two days in advance to book your slot.

    Name: SHEIK
    PLEASANT HOLIDAYS
    9444260500, 9884894544, 044-22531127
    www.phaclub.com
    1. Carry Camera/cell – you can give it to the life Guard,
    2. Even if you know swimming, forget it, you can’t do anything there, just enjoy.
    Don’t miss it
    The Catamaran Ride Guarantees fun & Adventure While Creating a Common Bond between Team Members so They Remember the Experience for a Long Time.

    ReplyDelete

  8. ONE DAY TRIP
    what is Catamaran Ride?
    Remember Anjana song from the movie Yuva? Partha mudal naal from Vetayadu vilayadu? If yes you will know what this ride is. You will be taken to the sea, 2km from the shore in a Catamaran/Motor Boat with Life Jackets and you will be thrown into the sea(Optional, you can jump by yourself also) and then the sea is all yours. A life guard will accompany you and trust me, you can’t get more than this, don’t worry even if you want your cant sink, you can’t swim either, all you can do is stay there in water and do all the stunts. A rope will be there for you to hold, so it’s all safe.
    Catamaran Ride in Chennai, PLEASANT HOLIDAYS offers this, If want to go personal trip may charge around Rs.450
    It’s quite possible to see the sea from the coast. Is it possible to visualize the seashore from middle of the sea? This feat surely is from our check.
    Packages

    1) DAY OUTING: RATE: PER HEAD RS 450 TIME: MORNING OR EVENING 3 HOURS
    Min NO 5 Max No 60
    The Rate quoted inclusive of all packages:
    Tour Aspects:
    • Welcome Drink
    • Traditional Catamaran Boat Ride
    • Floating
    • Outdoor Games
    For Confirmation 50 % of the amount to be transfer to our bank a/c
    Taxes Applicable
    “With Sweet Memories of the PLEASANT HOLIDAYS“


    2) ONE DAY PACKAGE RATE: per Head RS 999 TIME 09 am to 06 pm

    MIN NO 10 MAX NO 60
    Package Details:
    The Rate quoted inclusive of all packages:
    Tour Aspects:
    • Welcome Drink
    • Non Veg Buffet Lunch
    • Coffee & Snacks
    • Traditional Catamaran Boat Ride
    • Floating
    • Outdoor Games
    • indoor games
    • Swimming Pool

    TIME CHECK:
    For entry, the check in time 09.00 AM & out time will be 06.00 P M.
    For Confirmation 50 % of the amount to be transfer to our bank a/c
    Taxes Applicable
    “With Sweet Memories of the PLEASANT HOLIDAYS“
    Best Time for catamaran ride: 10 to 12 & 4 to 5
    Available time: 9 to 4
    If You Want Food PLS Inform
    you need to call Two days in advance to book your slot.

    Name: SHEIK
    PLEASANT HOLIDAYS
    9444260500, 9962260500,
    www.phaclub.com
    1. Carry Camera/cell – you can give it to the life Guard,
    2. Even if you know swimming, forget it, you can’t do anything there, just enjoy.
    Don’t miss it
    The Catamaran Ride Guarantees fun & Adventure While Creating a Common Bond between Team Members so They Remember the Experience for a Long Time.

    ReplyDelete

  9. ONE DAY TRIP
    what is Catamaran Ride?
    Remember Anjana song from the movie Yuva? Partha mudal naal from Vetayadu vilayadu? If yes you will know what this ride is. You will be taken to the sea, 2km from the shore in a Catamaran/Motor Boat with Life Jackets and you will be thrown into the sea(Optional, you can jump by yourself also) and then the sea is all yours. A life guard will accompany you and trust me, you can’t get more than this, don’t worry even if you want your cant sink, you can’t swim either, all you can do is stay there in water and do all the stunts. A rope will be there for you to hold, so it’s all safe.
    Catamaran Ride in Chennai, PLEASANT HOLIDAYS offers this, If want to go personal trip may charge around Rs.450
    It’s quite possible to see the sea from the coast. Is it possible to visualize the seashore from middle of the sea? This feat surely is from our check.
    Packages

    1) DAY OUTING: RATE: PER HEAD RS 450 TIME: MORNING OR EVENING 3 HOURS
    Min NO 5 Max No 60
    The Rate quoted inclusive of all packages:
    Tour Aspects:
    • Welcome Drink
    • Traditional Catamaran Boat Ride
    • Floating
    • Outdoor Games
    For Confirmation 50 % of the amount to be transfer to our bank a/c
    Taxes Applicable
    “With Sweet Memories of the PLEASANT HOLIDAYS“


    2) ONE DAY PACKAGE RATE: per Head RS 999 TIME 09 am to 06 pm

    MIN NO 10 MAX NO 60
    Package Details:
    The Rate quoted inclusive of all packages:
    Tour Aspects:
    • Welcome Drink
    • Non Veg Buffet Lunch
    • Coffee & Snacks
    • Traditional Catamaran Boat Ride
    • Floating
    • Outdoor Games
    • indoor games
    • Swimming Pool

    TIME CHECK:
    For entry, the check in time 09.00 AM & out time will be 06.00 P M.
    For Confirmation 50 % of the amount to be transfer to our bank a/c
    Taxes Applicable
    “With Sweet Memories of the PLEASANT HOLIDAYS“
    Best Time for catamaran ride: 10 to 12 & 4 to 5
    Available time: 9 to 4
    If You Want Food PLS Inform
    you need to call Two days in advance to book your slot.

    Name: SHEIK
    PLEASANT HOLIDAYS
    9444260500, 9962260500,
    www.phaclub.com
    1. Carry Camera/cell – you can give it to the life Guard,
    2. Even if you know swimming, forget it, you can’t do anything there, just enjoy.
    Don’t miss it
    The Catamaran Ride Guarantees fun & Adventure While Creating a Common Bond between Team Members so They Remember the Experience for a Long Time.

    ReplyDelete

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