Well as this week progresses we have seen pretty much all there is to see around Goa so it’s time to take it easy and relax on the beach, or at least at one of the shacks along the beach! This morning was breakfast on the beach followed by Janet and I having a lovely walk into and through Benaulim Village. There’s not a lot to report, but we have had a beautiful time.
The walk ito the village was peaceful as we walked down the road, there are a few street hawkers along the way offering us very good deals. The village was quiet with just a few people milling around the place. We looked at one stall with a young boy explaining that his mum and dad had gone and that he had no key to get in so he was doing a very good job of trying to sell us at least one of each item on the stall so that he could get some food. I have to admit that I keep the urge to say “shouldn’t you be at school” under control! Janet was very dutiful and bought a bag that within minutes had dye running out of it all over her shirt!
As we wandered back tot eh boys at the shack we heard a menacing hissing sound as we looked up we saw the sparks and flames leaping from the local electricity lines. Janet felt it her duty to inform a local as they walked passed – they simply looked smiled and walked on – what can you do except laugh and use the catchphrase of our time together “only in India!”
We have spent some time thinking about the last week and some of the experiences that we have had which have give us a good giggle as we have siped on a cool beer and watched he sun begin to set.
It looks as though the remainder of our time in Goa will be quiet and relaxing, we are all very well aware of the fact that in only 3 days we will once more have to say good-bye until next time, which over the years has never gotten any easier. While we focus on the now and having a good time the emotions creep up and we plan our last evening, our last meal and last moments together knowing that very soon we will be on the opposite side of the world from each other once more for at least 18 months.
So possibly rather than bore eveyone who is reading this with a blow by blow account of a day at the beach I will possibly not blog again until Saturday after we arrive in Delhi – but that said this is India and who knows what the next days or even hours have in store for us.