Great report Nayak. Some new territory explored. Most of the streams are dry by this time of the year. I would say Oct-Nov is also a good time of the year to collect in those parts. Also, you could check the streams along the Karwar - Kaiga road, right next to the Kadra back waters.
Eagerly awaiting the further report.
Humaid, you are correct regarding Nov-Dec. If time permitted we had intentions of covering part of karwar and Kumta. But concentrating on the backwaters. Maybe next time along with you guys
Chasing the fishes into the net. Hazardous business. All of us had bleeding toe's by this time.
Time was 12.30pm. We only had a cup of coffee and four Parle-G biscuits since 5.30am in the morning. By now our belly was begining to think our throat had been slit. That hungry, we were.
Look at the expression on Madhu's face.
Nayak sir..... Excellent as always.
I was getting bored in IAH but now you have given a feast
Jaiby, Not fair. IAH belongs to all of us, and if it's a bit rustic it's our duty to make it more interesting. I have seen you at the ASK meet explaining, how to tie Java moss. Inspite of your expertise you took the time to educate a new enthusiastic member. That is the spirit of IAH!
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Tried the next town in Goa for Lunch. Every hotel was a Bar and Restaurant and to top it all at 1.00pm, no lunch. All they had was pav Bhaji, Vada pav and Liquor! We needed rice, period! Being shunted from one bar to another we came across a small shack with a advert " Meal is ready". And what a meal it was, though cause of our hunger and the heat we did not do it justice. Fantastic fish curry rice later.....Another problem. Rahul and madhu contacted Hydrophobia! Finishing the hearty meal all they saw was 3/6', the afternoon siesta bed I mean. But the slave rider that I ever was, no let up from my side.....
The next habitat, a water canal. The sides grown with water weeds...
The next proper collection point, time..... 2.45am, the Buffalo Egret,
And the Buffalo's themselves, preventing the bravest among us( namely Rahul) exploring the bacopa Sp. thicket,
Time 3.00pm. Temp, approx 38°C and madhu cooling off by washing his face. Trust me, by now the rigor was trying our stamina!
Our room on the Colva beach, in a hotel called Gracino cottage.
A walk on the Colva beach. It is almost the end of the season in Goa and majority of the birds had flew back north to Russia. Even then there was no dearth of bird sighting
Checking what the tides have washed ashore.
Watching the Sunset, in a pensive mood. I don't know about you guys. But there is something inherently sad and forlorn about any Sunset. Might be because it signals the end of another day in our lives? A day that will never come back?
Beautiful shots Mr. Nayak, theses snaps are pulling me more towards setting up a bio-tope and learning about the various species.
Thanks, Ruchit. Yes, Bio-topes are a intersting subject.
A couple of beers, Amboti's and Xacutti's later we were in ZZZZZZ land when a loud noice woke us up. A thunderstorm! Started at 2.00am and lasted till 6.30am. Poured water literally on our plans of a early morning dip in the Arabian sea. Vacated the rooms at 7.00am and whent to check out the fisherman's catch.
The silence after the storm.....
But no fishing the earlier night due to the storm. All the watercrafts were stowed away from the waters and the wharf was deserted.
Rahul with our next transport for Fishchasing. Wishful thinking?
The dessipating storm clouds. In Sepia and in Color
On to the next habitat. A small river estuary near a beach.
The view of the beach from near the estuary.
Teeming with Killifishes. Madhu catching some.
A Vodka bottle floating along. Talk about garbage!
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