Saturday, November 15, 2008

This is a First

In many more ways than one….

1. The first time I am posting two posts in a single day
2. The first time I am posting a picture of myself, which actually come to think of it is no big deal since all of you already know me, but so what it is a first.
3. The first time through a piclog I talk about one of our many weekend jaunts…

So here goes people brace yourself!!!!

This is me sporting my new haircut!!!

Same picture but now lo and behold with a torso and hands and all!!!

And now for the weekend jaunt!!!

This was to Bheemeshwari Fishing Camp, ideal for a spontaneous weekend getaway, we planned this trip as we got bored on a Saturday evening, called up friends and we left for this magical place 90 kms away from Bangalore on a sleepy Sunday morning at nine am. I love weekend jaunts that don’t involve getting up at ungodly hours of 4 in the morning.
We reached the place at around 11:30, spent some time looking for a place to set up our little picnic, thanks to Mridula decided against it and signed up for a day trip to the much famed Bheemeshwari Fishing Camp, run by Jungle Lodges and Resorts. What was great about this is that we had been planning to plan a weekend trip to Bheemeshwari for ages, but could never get a reservation for an overnight trip. But signing up for this day tour that included an early morning trek, lunch, tea and boating in a coracle was fairly easy and required no prior booking. And now the Piclog!!!

The Cauvery in all its glory

Another view

This is us, lazing on the riverbank.

The two women all set to take charge.

Do not get fooled by the picture, we realize navigating through the river Cauvery is no laughing matter. Please to be noting, we are alive to tell this tale because there was a professional boatman (seen in the picture making last minute adjustments to the coracle).

Two men waiting in the coracle
Miffed a little as the earlier attempt to set sailing was foiled by big fat raindrops and a small thunderstorm. But we got back in again after the skies calmed down a little.

The waters were really choppy somewhere in the middle and we were glad to be wearing life jackets!!!

The deep waters and dark skies.

And then a bright (well not that bright) rainbow, had been a while since I had seen one of them!!!! Umm Can you spot it.. go on squint a little turn your head a little there you go...

And this brings us to the end of our little adventure!!!!

We drove back happy and content reached home at 9 in the night, glad to have taken this impromptu trip.


deepshikha said...

Very cool haircut :) The texture of your hair seems to have changed completely. You have curls now?
And I think I spot the new dress :)

Nandita said...

Thank You!!!! Actually my hair was always wavy and frizzy and that's what good hairdressers and hair products do, turn wave and frizz into curls!!!!!!
And yes that is the new dress!!!

Kakul said...

Awesome snaps! Bheemeshwari looks like a great place, should plan a trip sometime soon.
Cool hair cut :) Dunno how I forgot to complement you when we last met!

Nandita said...

Thanks Kakul!!!! Just saw your comment today! Alas I am sad to report that my hair is back to where it was before what with my not taking care of it! yes lets plan a trip to Bheemeshwari we will travel again!