Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
When you take the boat ride in the backwaters of Pitchavaram you will see mangroves like this.. and the sceney is like this around you. The water ride will be some 3 kms.. but the depth of the water is only 5 feet or so.. so you will see fishermen standing in the water and fishing.
Fantastic Ride!! The boat ride will take you to the beach at one end and drop you there and wait for you. When you walk across the beach to the sea side you will feel your feet feeling soft sand underneath. This beach is actually an Island I think.. On one side the sea water is coming into the backwater and the other side seems to be disconnected from the mainland.. since we came from mainland and this side of the beach seemed to join the piece of land across the water when we stood on the mainland while boarding the boat. Another thing I feel. It is that there is water deep under this sand beach.. or else why is it soft to walk? In fact this is evident from the impressions left behind on the sand by animal or man walking as you can see. No other beaches are like this.. During Tsunami this beach was under water but the mainland was protected by the mangroves swamps. There are fishermen living on this beach at one corner.. do not know what they do when Tsunami comes!!
We are reaching the beach (island). Here the waterway narrows and becomes very shallow.. the boatman has to push his way with the help of the oar.
The photo at above right is the beach showing the sea on the far side front.
A hole made by a Crab. Unfortunately could not see one! The greenery at the end is the tiny village where th fishermen live. The photo below on the left side shows some manmade canal to get water (for what? Growing plants? Some plants are seen- Succulents rather that you probably have in your flower pots in your houses. Here they are growing naturally.)
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Another interesting place in Tamilnadu... Picchavaram, Mangrove Swamps.. Fantastic...
You can reach here by Road from Chennai- Pondicherry- Cuddalore- to Chidambaram... Before Reaching Chidambaram - some 14 kms before- you turn left towards this place... You can contact The boat ride in the backwaters can take 4 hours for the full ride... which will be 1.5 hrs to reach the beach and back 1.5 hrs and 1 hr on the beach. Rates are fixed (!! I seem to have misplaced the contact nos... for this place!! How odd!! But anyway you can get like we did.. search Tamilnadu Tourism and search for Picchhavaram and you will get contact no of the Tourism or rather the Forest Deptt Office at this place.. and you can book your stay directly.)
Sunday, April 12, 2009
For those who do not like my behaviour...(!!) .. . for them this message.. you will be happy to know~~~
I have already bought this Rope Bundle.. and will hang myself as soon I get a ceiling fan...
In case you do not know how a hanging looks like.. I got a diagram fo you..so you can be happy imagining how I will look.. [btw this diagram thing idea came to me from one very very new blog friend Little Girl Lost, here,,..)
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
MGM Beach Resorts on ECR (East Coast Road) connecting Chennai to Pondycherry. Yesterday somebody gave a treat here for his transfer.... Great Place! Once here does not feel like I am at Chennai.. reasonable prices too. 600/- for a 52 course buffet dinner live band from Philippines... Sea Breeze... soft lights.... what else do you want? ahhhh the Glass?? that too is there!
Monday, April 06, 2009
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Friday, April 03, 2009
Thursday, April 02, 2009
I read this post and I searched for her on this cloud.. is she there? If she was rain she said she would be.