NOV 23, 11.. ARAMBOL BEACH

Gullible .. 99631.. listen up .. it is NOVEMBER 23rd..

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR GULLIBLE 99631.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !

(thanks patti for the tip) ..

THANKS GULLIBLE ..  for all your support with

http://bobbacaps.blogspot.com ..

Onward..

On MY beach here in Arambol Beach.. on the extreme northern coast of Goa.. when I get to MY beach.. I can go two ways.. I can go North.. and I can go South .. or West INTO the ocean or East back to my apartment.. but you get the idea.. North or South .. 

This past Monday the 21st.. I walked North.. as far as I could safely walk.. 

I did NOT wear hiking boots and I did NOT have along on my hands raw-hide gloves .. I was wearing Nike beach sandals with bare hands..

NOT GOOD FOR WHAT I FOUND.. so I stopped because I did NOT want to fall on the volcanic and coral covered rocks and hurt myself and risk HORRIBLE infections WITH few to NO ONE else around .. to assist me IF I did fall .. and it was treacherous believe me.. 

Especially since .. with the tide coming IN .. against my own good judgement and common sense.. I had battled the incoming tide and scampered through it knee deep and nearly got knocked over by its force .. as I pressed North ever North ..

Going another fifty or so yards.. I decided to retreat and re-group IF I wanted to mount another assault (I doubt I will even though it was challenging) I would dress accordingly and bring water and provisions in case the incoming tide ‘caught’ me and stranded me..

I would wear hiking boots and have raw-hide gloves AND beach sandals as well for beach and water walking .. frankly I think I will leave well enough alone .. I don’t think I am up to this in the mid-day heat which overcame me on Monday.. 

This past Tuesday the 22nd.. I walked South .. (the other way Zilla) ..

Piece of cake.. on the total trip I probably walked five (5) miles .. one way.. down a superb flat beach .. past lots of fun things to see .. then headed east in-land until I intersected the main highway.. and walked further south into Mandrem.. walking along the shoulder of the main highway ..

I explored Mandrem.. found a working A.T.M. and got ten thou worth of Rupees .. found peanut butter .. bought it .. 

AND GIGGLE..

Armed with my knowledge gained a week ago.. giggle.. now I KNOW the local buses .. for five (5 Rs) India Rupees ..

I caught the North bound LOCAL BUS and rode back to Arambol .. and then walked to Arambol Beach..

Tuesday night.. I went to bed early and slept late Wednesday (till 7:30AM) and on Wednesday.. I lay LOW.. I stayed IN and rested .. the hike(s)  Monday and Tuesday  zapped my flagging strength ..

BUT BUOYED MY FLAGGING SPIRITS (lung issues) ..

(having already written FWIW.. 74.. it goeth downhill from this spirited writing.. so SKIP it.. FWIW.. 73.. isn’t bad..)

much love and much joy.. cap..


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