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Rowing my boat

January 26, 2010

I am not a nature girl. There, I said it. I wasn’t trained to climb trees or go on treks nor had any actually contact with the green world. In my defense it was where I grew up. It was a miracle if I managed to see a real natural setting rather than the ones the government build for wowing purposes. But of recent years mother nature has managed to track my un-mucked soul.

We got up before dawn for my very first nature adventure in Kerala. I was more than satisfied with the road towards Andirapalli. Finally a well deserved smooth ride. It took nearly two hours to reach our destination. And what a destination it was.

I have never seen a waterfall but the Adirapalli falls were simply amazing. Famously known as the ‘Niagara falls of India’ it stood at a height pouring down strongly and powerfully. The whole scene was godly. We had to climb our way to reach the streams which is when I realized I seriously need to move my body more often. Out of breath and pretending to be full of energy in front of people I finally climbed to the flow. I wasn’t scared when compared to my last contact with nature but I wasn’t pleased to see a bunch of little school girls jumping, as though hopping on a cloud, their way to where I was.

Even the little streams caused by it were pretty. I wish I could’ve floated in the streams for a bit. But we were off again, to Vazhachal, a nearby scenic place. On the way we stopped at the side of a road and ate homemade idlis overlooking a forest and enjoyed the ride to Vazhachal to visit a second waterfall. I couldn’t catch a glimpse of the actual waterfall but the streams were magical. And I didn’t have to embarrass myself with clumsy bodily movements.

After the trip we headed to a water theme park, Veega land, in Kochi to compensate the waterfall swim. Frankly I liked its sister amusement park, Wonder la in Bangalore, better. Didn’t go on a lot of rides like my previous times because of time constraints, the obvious gutless tummy and not having the strength to go on a screeching cursing spree. My last trip to a water theme park got me petrified. I never ever want to be turned upside down ever again.

Weird, I am getting used to the idea of seeing the natural world. Who knows maybe I would consider doing my ‘businesses’ in the forest during a camping trip. My nature freak pals would be thrilled to hear that. Bless them.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Annette permalink
    January 27, 2010 5:36 pm

    hehe yess comrade nature lover ..
    v – r – p – l – e – a – s – e – d !!

  2. frodo :) permalink
    January 27, 2010 7:47 pm

    v bot cud go on a architectural hunt babes 😉

  3. annie permalink*
    January 28, 2010 5:14 am

    @fro: will LOVE that… now all we need is a shovel and a big bucket… 😛

    @tutu: lol.. i’m glad… next time i’m draggin u along then!

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