Sunday, September 30, 2007

Beach Trek...

A beach trek was due for a long time.... just like yedakumeri railway track trek and this time we decided to go ahead with the beach trek we knew if at all we are going for a beach trek this is the ideal time not much of heat and not much of rain..... yes the weather for beach trek was just perfect with a bit of rain to add some spice for the fun.....

As i had gone to udupi to attend my cousine's marriage i didnot think it was worth going back to bangalore again and come back, so decided to travel from mangalore to gokarna by government bus.....ooo god a stretch of 200kms gave me very bad memories horrible roads...in fact many places there is no road..... it took almost 8+ hours to travel this distance with lots of body pain....

I reached gokarna by around 7pm found a lodge opposite the bus stop and just checked in i didnot have any energy left for the day ....just called up friends to ask have they left bangalore.... bad luck...they had some issue with bus and they couldnot start before 11 and this added to all the fun.... they couldnot reach before 11.30 in the following morning.....

We had to start our trek at 7 in the morning and we started at 1 it spoiled our plans badly however we decided to enjoy the path rather than cover the distance.... We refreshed at chitra's friends place had food and got our dinner packed and started to move towards the kudle beach.... in fact the first beach was the gokarna beach very near to the temple..... since our only reference was a blog by bharat...we didnot have much idea about the route....

I initially thought there shouldn't be much problem for us as we had tents and we dont have to worry much about the stay and stuffs.....but it was not that easy either adding to it was the delay in our start.... after around 1 hour we reached OM beach it was just 1km walk, this was my 3rd visit to OM beach in this year..... dont know but this time i didnot even have a proper look at the OM probably because i wanted to see what is ahead...

The route ahead is not very easy as it is made of huge sharp rocks.... and which might hurt u badly if u slip.... and one side of which is the ferocious sea.... after Om beach we reached halfmoon beach... friends couldn't resist water any more and few got down to water.... well it was here that i had given gilli my specs to hold and went to wash my face but with in minutes i had lost my specs....lucky enough i found it beneath sand almost sunk inside...... Halfmoon beach is surronded with rocks and it is not advisable to get into water.....over here

From halfmoon beach we moved towards paradise...and it started raining making the route very slippery....lakshmi struggled a lot.... this was a spectacular beach i loved it the most probably i will go here again i wanna camp beside this sea in the night and enjoy the morning it was an amazing beach.....but again didnot feel like it was an ideal place to get down into water as lots of rocks around and a bit of risk is involved..... found few foreigners as well along with lots of syringes had heard lots of drug trade happens over here.... syringes were justification for the same probably.....It was here that visy had twisted his ankle and had to take a small break...

Know one knew the route ahead of this and also camping for us was an issue as it had rained a bit... also we knew that ahead Aghanashini river joins the sea.... the route ahead was a bit tricky as we dont have to walk along the sea and climb a small mountain and cross a small forest to reach a place called Meppadi... from here we got a straight mud road to reach the port where we can hire a boat to cross the river... It was here shilpi lost her mobile 2nd in a row.....

It was already dark and around 50people in a small motor boat which was almost at the same level as water was very scary..... well to be frank not scary but rather i was thinking like these are the boats which we get to see in the newspapers telling that toppled can say it was a bit of risk as 90% of us didnot know swimming.... and also it was dark....once you crossed the river it was very dark with no power and we passed along few huts of the fisher men..... and got the help of a person who took almost everyone in a small cab to a temple near by at kagal where we could camp.... After refreshing in the temple once we opened our food we found that the food was not in great form but no other go :-( ....hopefully this was the only regret in our trip....as we had tents and had planned to camp near the beach but ended up in a temple well.... it was only because we were late and it had become dark and we didnot know the route ahead.....

We got up early in the morning and were ready to move towards the sea again....beerukudi beach.... from here its almost like a 6-9kms long stretch of beach it was amazing.....The feel of breeze around the beach in the early morning pleased one and everyone..... we could feel the breeze.. kiss your face and then leave you behind...... we stopped at around 8.30 to have breakfast.... We had prepared avalakki.... it was fun to see lakshmi take his share and hide in a small place behind a boat hehehehe.....

From here we moved towards Kadle beach our last stop...it was around 12, i had resisted hard enough not to get into water for 2 days..... once we knew we are done with trek i ran to water and went far ahead to enjoy the high waves....could feel the power of waves the more i went to challenge it was thrown back telling you are no match for me..... dived with waves..... played with all the friends.... it was fun... the best thing i liked the most was we went so ahead that after we came back there was no sand in our body......

From Kadle beach we reached kadle busstop were our bus was waiting...... end of beach trek....but even after a week....everyone are still crying .... especially people who were fair have become like zebra.....with black and white patches.....

It was the end but what i missed was camping in front of the beach....and enjoying the morning in front of the beach.... i want to camp in paradise beach will do that soon.... felt like it was a mixture of calm, beauty and ferocious in it.... i wished i could have sat on rocks in the morning to give some thought for myself........ well felt like that is what you loose when you are with friends..... got one more wild idea should either drive a bike or do cycling along the long sea shore.... will take up some time.....

The return journey was action packed just near jog falls.... we saw a huge king cobra to me this was the best thing..... a huge angry king cobra with its hood raised..... i had never seen this beauty ever before....wow it was just amazing...... we stopped at jog and had lots of pineapple.... after which we had an action packed night everyone dancing hard in the bus.....

Trek log:
Bangalore to Gokarna - Via Tumkur,Arasikere, Shimoga,Sagara,Honnavara,Kumta, Gokarna
Start time : 11:15 PM IST - Gokarna reached @ 12 PM IST
Brunch @ chitra's frend house - Dinner filling in dabba's uppittu Kesaribath
Trek start @ 1:15 PM IST - Gokarna Beach - Kudle Beach - Om Beach - Half Moon beach - paradise beach ( need to climb 3 small hills ) -
Reach Meppadi - then reach Aganashini Via Boat - 7 PM IST - then reach Kagal ( local cab)
Stay @ temple, freshing dinner sleeping
Morning 7:15 start - Kagal to beerukudi - 7:45
8:30 bf - then walk walk walk - 6 kms, reach Kadle beach - 12 PM IST
2 hrs water game
2 PM IST packup to Kadle bus stand then rech kumta
Lunch @ Kamat
3:30 back to bangalore Via Sagara - 6 PM Joga
6:30 back - Dinner @ Shimoga
Monday Morning 4:30 bangalore

Trek Organisers:
Lakshmi,Poorna,Diwi,CSP,Manju,Gilli,Prathiba

10 comments:

prabhanjan said...

Super agide. BLOG alli Nindu photo nodidre gothaguthe yestu tale kediskondu bardidiya antha.

poorna prajna said...

yakappa prabhanjan hange anstu ninge? nanu tale keduskondidini anta hehehe anyway blog nalli nan photo neee illavalla :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Blogs superb..worth reading today..spent my sat evening to read almost all your blogs..u hve written your trekking experiences in a realistic way..phots attached are also goooooooooooooooooooooood :)
will visit again to read your next blog....Pooooooorna prajnaaa..bbyeeee

poorna prajna said...

Hello Anonymous tanx....but whoz this ... pls let me know abt u....

Anonymous said...

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'What Kinda Dream is This...... I hardly get any...'
and Gubbi..

poorna prajna said...

Ya i read all the comments..thanx for the feedback :-) but how is this? ur good name? how did u get my blog?

Anonymous said...

Namskara saar!
Naanu kooda bahala addadutha irthini. nimma baraha utthamavaagidhe. samayagalu innu swalpa theekshnavaagi gamanisiddhare olle aagthithu. naadidhu naanu kumta-gokarna naduge maaduva ondhu kaaryakrama hommikondidhene. idhu nanagenu modhalane anubhava alla; kade baari gokarna indha paradise beach orege nadedhu alle ulidhidhu houdhu. ha! haage, honnavara kadalu theeradhalli omme neevu ulidhukondalli olle anubhava aaguvudharalli anumaanavae illa.
inthi,
Suhas
98454 32381
suhas_dwar@rediffmail.com

poorna prajna said...

Thanx for the inputs suhas mundiana sala aa prayatnaaa maduthini... probably i should carry a notepad to write down some minute details which could help others...thumba thanx :-)aden agutte andre estondu visya galu plan madhange agalla so many times u end up doing something at that moment :-)

Ganesh Bhat(ಗಣೇಶ ಭಟ್ಟ ) said...

superrrrrrrrrr blog....tumba channagide..visit Dandeli if u ever get chance....
http://ganeshbhatdandeli.blogspot.in/2011/11/dandeli-white-water-rafting-gokarna-om.html

poorna prajna said...

Thanks Ganesh, i have visited Dandeli multiple times the last time it was in Dec 2011 http://poornaprajnar.blogspot.in/2011/12/dandeli-old-magazine-hut.html