Saturday, June 19, 2010

Beaches of Goa

Goa is famous for their beaches & knowing that I'm a beach person, you must be wondering why I've not blogged about their beach yet. All the beaches had red flags which meant swimming was out of the question. That wasn't the reason.

These beach huts were closed in preparation for monsoon

THIS IS the reason why

We stayed in South Goa & on the second day we arrived, we went to the beach only to find it covered in oil slick. Just another unreported oil leakage that happened off the coast of Goa. I spent the rest of the day trying to find reports of oil tankers colliding or oil spillage near Goa but no luck and the rest of the time, cleaning our flip flops & swimsuits off.

We thought our beach in the south was an isolated case. But it was the same even when we went to the north, near Candolim.

More importantly, it made me realise how detrimental the BP oil spill is. Here I am complaining about washing the oil stains from my bikini so imagine the severity of what happened in the Mexico Gulf. I refuse to order any seafood after that, just think about the marine life & wild life affected by this. Images of oil soaked brown pelicans will haunt me for a long time.

For me, this little incident brought the issue closer to home. We should be very very angry why our waters & beaches are polluted.

Is there any wonder nobody is in the sea ?

This is Fort Aguada which is extremely popular with the local tourists. Everybody wanted their pictures taken there.

Last remaining beach huts before the monsoon starts.

We had a refreshment aka cocktail stop at the Fort Aguada Beach Resort. The weather was blazing hot & even tho we went sightseeing in an air conditioned car, we needed a break from the heat. We found a table facing the fort that had a nice breeze, ordered a caiprinha & we were all set. The barbed wire was a little disconcerting & so were the birds lurking around.....

The little one doing a take away

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