Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 17th February 2010, 20:45   #31
Distinguished - BHPian
 
smartcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,977
Thanked: 11,935 Times
Default

Neat. But in the wild, it looked bigger. And we (non swimmers) were on tiny, shaky fishing boat, not on land!
smartcat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 17th February 2010, 20:52   #32
MX6
Senior - BHPian
 
MX6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: City of seven islands.
Posts: 2,882
Thanked: 210 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smartcat View Post
Neat. But in the wild, it looked bigger. And we (non swimmers) were on tiny, shaky fishing boat, not on land!
Ha ha. So it wasn't the dolphin that was scary. It was that you were non-swimmers on a tiny shaky fishing boat!
Dolphins are one of the most friendly creatures and I don't think there's anything like in - the - wild for dolphins.
I swam with dolphins in Florida Keys. Couldn't take my camera underwater though. They were so gentle! It's something I can't find words to describe.
MX6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th February 2010, 22:24   #33
SDP
Team-BHP Support
 
SDP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,710
Thanked: 7,607 Times
Default

Great thread and absolutely fantastic pics. I am hooked and have started taking notes for future travel plans :-)

PS : You seem to a big fan of Hobbes. (Even I am)
SDP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th February 2010, 09:55   #34
Senior - BHPian
 
KSM-Vtec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: MH-02-India-Bombay-Bandra
Posts: 1,563
Thanked: 437 Times
Default

Great going bro!!! nice pics from Goa. Palolem beach is the place to be in Goa.
KSM-Vtec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th February 2010, 10:21   #35
Senior - BHPian
 
kiku007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 1,610
Thanked: 1,223 Times
Default

Excellent thread Hoooked on to it!
kiku007 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 18th February 2010, 10:26   #36
BHPian
 
anshurao's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Panaji, Goa
Posts: 276
Thanked: 53 Times
Default

Excellent! keep them coming. By the way that Slimy blob is a jelly fish, never attempt to touch one.
anshurao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th February 2010, 11:59   #37
BHPian
 
iceman7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 706
Thanked: 257 Times
Default

The slimy thing is a jellyfish for sure.

And INR 500 per night at Haathi Mahal is a steal. It is one of Goa's finest.
iceman7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th February 2010, 12:07   #38
Distinguished - BHPian
 
smartcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,977
Thanked: 11,935 Times
Default

Quote:
I swam with dolphins in Florida Keys. Couldn't take my camera underwater though. They were so gentle! It's something I can't find words to describe.
I heard swimming with dolphins is therapeutic! Receiving attention from unexpected quarters can do wonders to one's health apparently.

Quote:
PS : You seem to a big fan of Hobbes. (Even I am)
Hobbes is my avatar because the only other famous cat is TOM from Tom & Jerry Fame. But unfortunately, only Hobbes is the 'smart'cat

Quote:
Palolem beach is the place to be in Goa.
There was not much crowd at Palolem beach 5 or 6 years back. But after Bourne Supremacy, the crowds are getting bigger and bigger.

Quote:
By the way that Slimy blob is a jelly fish, never attempt to touch one
Where are his tentacles?

Quote:
And INR 500 per night at Haathi Mahal is a steal. It is one of Goa's finest.
My friend had to listen to a 2 hour lecture/tour of Hathi Mahal's facilities by the membership sales guy though . That almost killed him
smartcat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 18th February 2010, 12:09   #39
Distinguished - BHPian
 
smartcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,977
Thanked: 11,935 Times
Default

Now for some videos.

A not-so-interesting video on the road to Hebri. Thankfully, the engineers here don't know how to build straight roads!



This second video shows the way to get to the 'secret' beach near Cabo De Rama Fort.

smartcat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 18th February 2010, 12:34   #40
BHPian
 
KRRaj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 509
Thanked: 15 Times
Default

Great Pictures. Love the puppies under the Boat.
KRRaj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th February 2010, 12:36   #41
BHPian
 
arin_12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 598
Thanked: 20 Times
Default

Will closely watch these thread. It will be a like a another Bharat Darshan
arin_12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th February 2010, 13:06   #42
MX6
Senior - BHPian
 
MX6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: City of seven islands.
Posts: 2,882
Thanked: 210 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smartcat View Post
I heard swimming with dolphins is therapeutic! Receiving attention from unexpected quarters can do wonders to one's health apparently.

Hobbes is my avatar because the only other famous cat is TOM from Tom & Jerry Fame. But unfortunately, only Hobbes is the 'smart'cat
I didn't know that. But I loved every bit of the swim with dolphins. I also swam with eels, hermit crabs, and shoals of small multicolored fishes in the atlantic ocean. Will probably get some photos of that in a small travelogue later.

And regarding the smart cat, Isn't Garfield Smart too?
MX6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th February 2010, 16:02   #43
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 172
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

wonderful thread mate.... and nice pictures , You have inspired me to start a similar thread here but will start when you are done. Keep posting 1 picture for each kms you have traveled we need 100 thousand pictures ;-)
akaushik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th February 2010, 16:10   #44
BHPian
 
ishotmydog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Pune
Posts: 594
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

this is a very interesting thread, super cool photographs

also the picture in which you mention VM's yacht, that is not his. his is much bigger

Last edited by ishotmydog : 18th February 2010 at 16:16.
ishotmydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th February 2010, 17:17   #45
Distinguished - BHPian
 
smartcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,977
Thanked: 11,935 Times
Default

Quote:
And regarding the smart cat, Isn't Garfield Smart too?
Fat and lazy is more apt description for Garfield!

Quote:
You have inspired me to start a similar thread here but will start when you are done.
Good idea, but this might take a few days

Quote:
also the picture in which you mention VM's yacht, that is not his. his is much bigger
You are right. Did a Google image search for 'Indian Empress' - looks a lot bigger than this one. Wonder who owns this boat on Mandovi River?

Quote:
Will closely watch these thread. It will be a like a another Bharat Darshan
Continuing with Bharat Darshan, coming up next is the road trip pictures of Himachal Pradesh.
smartcat is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Indian highways: When to hit 100+? anku94 Street Experiences 153 16th February 2016 17:33
Treks around Mumbai: Karnala Bird Sanctuary & Kalavantin Durg PGNarain Travelogues 17 18th December 2014 13:27
Of treks, tea plantations and temples carZest Travelogues 8 2nd July 2010 06:48
Mother of all treks MX6 Travelogues 32 14th May 2010 10:05
Scorpio CRDe @ 70,000 kms! 5,000 of Agony & 65,000 of bliss smats Long-Term Ownership Reviews 17 8th May 2010 17:37


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 10:04.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks