Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Dawn by the astamudi lake..


I walked out of the cottage in the predawn darkness. The fact that we were the sole occupants in the resort of twelve cottages filled me with ecstasy. I breathed in the crisp chilly air deeply.... A faint mist hung around..

The Astamudi Lake shimmered in the faint moonlight invitingly.. Mesmerizing me..

I knew that I would find it besides the lake..

The perfect silence that bewitches me.. Tantalize me..

I know it is there.. On the other side of all the chatter around me.. Beyond my grasp.

I can glimpse it here and there.. Behind the palm leaves swaying softly in the wind.. In the bark of huge trees.. between the patter of the raindrops..

I sat down and closed my eyes. Oooooh ..! Yes..! It was coming slowly.. Softly…. Engulfing me.. Sweeping through me…

I let myself go.. Drowning and dissolving in it to my hearts content..

I slowly opened my eyes. The world was stirring awake.. The first streaks of light were breaking out in the eastern sky. The lake shimmered joyfully in the rosy dawn .. Birds twittered... Some swooped down fast into the water and flew away with their prize catch. A cow mowed somewhere..

I sat there.. cocooned .. In the loveliness around me.. Till the sulight was more than I could bear..

Peeps lay fast asleep in the cottage. Food.. Alcohol…. A sexy roll in the bed.. Deep sleep.. That is holiday for him.
:))

He smiled indulgently as I describe my morning experience..

“U missed it.. u should have avoided alcohol ....why do u block out your senses when u are on a holiday.?’ I fail to understand the fascination men have for alcohol during celebrations and holidays..

'You don’t understand.' He laugh lazily.... 'What is a holiday without a good booze..?'

P.S. That was the sight when i opened my eyes..I thought id share the pix with u..

22 comments:

AF said...

its so calm and serene!!!
looks like u both had a goooood,action filled(*winks*) HOLIDAY!!!!...hahaaa!!!...
love ya..enjoy!

Uncle J..aka Jaguu... said...

:)

Wow Doc!!Wud contact u for the details of that resort. Imagine being there in a rainy season!!!I am going to be at Our Gods Own Country from June 8th...but then again as Aashi hinted being there alone is not going to be very enjoyable.Am glad you are having a relaxed Vacatiob...have you checked out Coconut Bay at Kovalam.Stayed there & at Travancore Heritage last year.Both are sweet place to relaxxxxx.....

>|' ; '| said...

hehe!
sounds like both of u r having a helluva time :)

CyberRowdy(Q8TechDrive) said...

cool picture!

hope and love said...

hmmm.. it is a lovely place.. very laid back..not commercialised at all.. actualy they have not registered it as a resort.. the twelve cottages belong to twelve people but it appears to be and is managed as a single unit,, the food is delicious.. pearlspot.. prawns.. yummy.. lipsmacking...!
:))

Alexis Leon said...

Nice to know that you are having a blast. Enjoy...

What is a holiday without a good booze..?'

Liked that very much.

Jo said...

Nice pic doc. Wasn't it hot there??

Mind Curry said...

very nice pic..good to know doc's taking a break :)

Maya Cassis said...

wonderful pic
and great to know you are taking a break.enjoy it while it lasts:)
a holiday is the need of the hour

Sarah said...

great picture.. there is no place like kerala, on planet earth where you can feel peaceful.. Is this the like you cross when you travel by venad express to TVM?

quills said...

Glad to hear you are enjoying a lovely vacation.

The lake looks so lovely and serene.

lash said...

nostalgia!!!

well that was my home!!!! you brought back memories doc!!!

Dawn....सेहर said...

WOW good to see dawn here :)
need to go there...
cheers

Geo said...

Hmm.. ;_))
Enjoy…

Btw, u r spoilin the blog-world kids, okkk?? ;_))

Jithu said...

seems u had a great time. we are planning for a lake ride in one of those houseboats. lets see :-)

pophabhi said...

Doc - You deserved that break!! But you got us who are outside kerala envious!! :)

Sujit said...

Wow. a fantastic ealry emorning to be with!... And a good description of what you felt!!.. How about a hot cup of coffee.. witht he mist!!.. steam comming out of the cup ading some more things!!!

the Monk said...

ah, the astamudi lake...we've made quite a few trips there...it is a beautiful place...and that is a great pic...keep having fun,doc...

Nomadic said...

hi,
Beautiful resort! great pic!

Its hard to explain alcohol... you should try it yourself :)

Anycase, its worth waking up early to watch that sun rise in such places

silverine said...

Sounds like heaven...the sound of silence i.e.

Have fun doc :)

rocksea said...

great holiday. i wish i could stretch out like that, relaxed.. ya would soon!

Parna said...

beautiful pic Anu. looks mesmerising indeed :)