Monday, September 25, 2006

Caught up in a whirlwind

Is what I feel like right now – lots of things happening, time slipping away like sand through a sieve… trying very hard to catch my breathe and recapture the last 3 weeks.

Deep end of the Ocean…

Is where I was floating in couple of weeks back – nay, actually 3 weeks back. Sis, me and dad decided to go catamaraning (read I decided to go and dragged them along, but they are such wonderful company! :) ). After a let down in MGM, we drove to Fisherman’s Cove which still offers catamaraning as an “adventure sport” and charges a hefty 500 bucks per head for it. And needless to say, I had ‘anjaane’ running in the back of my head, and there was just a touch of fear and a bit of awe for the Sea dashed in to spice the occasion… We rode the waves with the salty spray hitting us from every direction - then the guy stopped the catamaran and told us to jump in!!!!!! or rather jump out .. Scary huh? Anyways that’s exactly what we did – and what bliss! Floating on the huge waves in the middle of the sea with the blue sky up above…

Later, when we were discussing how it would have been nicer to swim without the life jackets, my dad mentions that we could have actually removed them if we had wanted too – his argument is that the 2 of us would have been scared anyways , so his omission is of no significance. Grrrrrrr … But it was good fun anyways…. And not SUCH a life threatening adventure…but hey, u need to respect the sea, never know when she will turn around you just to prove her point!


Ooty trip…

Went to Ooty on an Official team outing the weekend after that… tiring… but the place was Bea –uu- thi-ful… and extremely cold…. Some common sense forgotten… some new resolutions…some new contacts and I should hopefully be able to find emeralds soon!

Salsa night

Our batch officially finished ‘Basics level’ in LA Cuban style salsa…
My 24 and half years sunk in when I actually turned down salsa-ing away in Havana to being a good daughter, returning home at what’s called a ‘decent time’ and hitting the bed early – This is apart from all the time I talk to other people and realize they are all younger than me (but hey – I feel like I did when I was 18, So I figure I am still going good :D ).

I ofcourse made it to the salsa night on 22nd. All the women were decked in pretty skirts ;;) and twirling around :)

Highlights of the day

- finally was dancing without counting 123-456 all the time , even in my head
- finally got to wear my ‘jagged edged’ black skirt !!!
- could successfully follow new steps without falling flat on my face

Road ahead…

Last week has been full of mails between 5 people trying to hitch a gokarna and dandeli trip for the coming weekend… Looks like this is one trip for which I got no return ticket ;) …

3 comments:

SiD said...

cool blog u have here...
and salsa... tried once... it needs to much of a rubbber like body.. was not my cup of tea..so its back to tried and tested bhangra.. :)

Arun said...

Ah.. I know what a pain it is to be in the water with jackets on. They almost hurt and kill the freedom of being in the water.

But once when we were sailing down in Arunachal Pradesh, the guys did not seem to mind when we took off the jacket and what a whale of a time we had..! Completely freaked out on it. I miss water! :(

Me said...

Go on girl!!
Am thinking of learning Tai Chi :)
Jus kidding.. so write more about te GoKarna Trip.