I just love mermaids. I was a mermaid in my past life. I just feel it when I go in the sea. I just feel a connection there between me, water and the fish. They speak to me and the shells they ring out to me.
These lines I read years back and now after few visits to beaches I feel as if these lines are written for me. The violent waves coming your way would initially scare you, but when touches soothes you the maximum rolling down all your worries to a zilch. Being a NORTH-INDIAN where you cannot feel the ecstasy of the sea but you must have cram the geography books and saw the COROMANDEL COAST in the maps but witnessing it was a dream for me.
CHENNAI has exuberant, exemplary, enticing and beautiful beaches. It actually takes your heart away be it Marina, Covelong, Elliot, Golden or Olive beach. Although there are numerous other beaches but the affection you take back home is the same. Moreover, the pungent smell remains consistent in the air around but I wonder these waves have a power to casts a spell on people and take them in their action.
Every beach has a story like BESANT NAGAR BEACH, named after the theosophist Annie Besant. Also known as Elliot’s beach named after EDWARD ELLIOT, governor of CHENNAI. Another is Covelong beach, where you may get out of your senses due to the nasty air, it was a port town long time ago and was destroyed by British. The Dutch built a fort there during the colonial times, which today has been made the Taj Fishermen Cove, a private luxury beach resort. History apart, you may witness the actual coast tradition on this beach where a temple is located. Males wearing lungi and females in sari most of them holding her kid on her waist(like typical adorable INDIAN mothers) murmuring religious verses with closed eyes and vermillion on the forehead. Everywhere in INDIA belief is common just the God and people varies. The water, sand and salt everywhere around with adorable couples at a few steps adds a life to the water and acts as an icing on the cake. The remaining bachelor and bachelorette splashing water and howling madly making it a perfect amusement spot.
Sometimes it seems like what the waves are upto?
It comes so violently and end up losing the power at the shore. Subsequently, with the same ferociousness and positivity it arrives every time to achieve something.
does it comes back to the shore due to the failed endeavors?
Probably,we humans must learn from the sea and work till we achieve our passion and at the same time enjoy. Because you never know for how long you and the sea will exist.
So, add BEACHES to your itinerary and rejuvenate the inner you!!!!