I was in Vypeen Island to take some photos of dolphins. I saw some of them. They came over the surface of the water for a second and vanished instantly. They didn’t jump in the air like trained dolphins. They also appeared to be huge and dark. The problem with taking photos of these dolphins is that I did not know where they will surface and when they surfaced it will be only for a second. I clicked and clicked and clicked. I only got plain water in the photos. I spent quite a long time waiting and clicking. No photo of dolphin. Finally, I became desperate and frustrated. I am sure people would have thought that I was insane for just taking photos of the plain backwaters.
As I stood there wondering what to do, disappointed , sweating in the sweltering heat and fed up, I heard the sound of a ship, a peculiar bellowing sound which only ships can make. I looked in the direction of the sound. I saw a white cruise ship slowly inching away from the berth. It was interesting. It took a long time for the ship to move away from the berth with the help of a pilot boat.(Please click on the photos for a larger view._
Then it started going on the reverse
After some time it steadied itself with its nose towards the sea. It stood motionless for a while.I thought it was hesitating and pondering whether it should undertake the long arduous journey or not.But then it had a job to do:)
I watched with admiration. It started moving slowly at first and steadily increased the speed. It was gliding on the water like a huge, bewitching swan, majestic and grand. I was amazed to see the monstrous metallic gargantuan moving effortlessly with ease and grace with great momentum
Soon it reached opposite me and started moving towards the Arabian sea with incredible speed.
Don't think that the ship is caught in the Chinese fishing net:)
I watched with my eyes riveted on the fast propelling gracious beauty, thoroughly fascinated until it became a speck in the horizon.
Don’t ask me about the dolphins. I don’t give up that easily. I will surely get some photos one day. Or at least I hope so:)