I believe in filling the first week of every year with travel. It would be ideal if it is the first day but with work, it usually is unlikely. But this year has been full of surprises so far!
Jeevan and I travelled to Kaup (pronounced Kapu) to attend his best friend’s wedding on Dec 30 and 31. On 31st evening, Jeevan was busy with some post event duties and I decided to walk up to Kapu beach on my own. You see it is not more than 10 minutes from our house here. I caught a stunning sunset on the rear side of the lighthouse and no crowd at all! And it also guilt tripped him a little to come and join me for a while :p
On 1st Jan, Jeevan took me to Kolchikambla, his birth place and a place where he spent a lot of his childhood. We walked through the estuary as he narrated stories of mischief, of getting major cuts on legs because of “Kalla” (I got cut too) and how the mouth of the sea has changed.
After coming back, I read about places like these and understood what an estuary is. To put it simply it is where fresh and saltwater mix. Estuaries are home to unique plant and animal communities that have adapted to brackish water—a mixture of fresh water draining from the land and salty seawater.
This place is gorgeous. Here’s my attempt at capturing Kolchikambla.
As I posted pictures from this trip, I shared the one below and headlined it “My love for imperfection”. A friend guided me towards the concept of Wabi Sabi and I have been in love with it ever since. It is embracing beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is about loving things that are broken that are not ruined forever. Somehow, things that are broken have a funny way of being fixed and turning out better than before. I relate to this concept completely 🙂
On Jan 2nd we decided to ride up to Yard Beach 15 minutes from our place. This place is quiet, clean and absolutely stunning. Zoro, a new member of our family had a blast here!
I realised this is such a beautiful way to start the year. Watching the first sun rise or set, the first set of waves, the first moon, there is newness in everything. Nature helps in so many ways to give life a fresh start every time we go looking for it and here was mine 🙂
Wish you all a great travel filled new year and lots and lots of love, smiles and happiness.