Saturday, 26 February 2011

A Morning in the Marina

Today amma, appa and I went to the Marina beach at around 7 in the morning. We have always wanted to visit the beach early in the morning to get a glimpse of the sunrise along the sea .. But, being the lazy bum that I am this has never happened until now.


During our today's visit to the beach we had carried with us our frisbee to spend some time getting fit the fun way.. I have always found Marina / Bessy beaches to be my favourite place to people watch and today morning happened to be one such occassion, it is one of a kind place where in the same place people are doing different things at the same time.

It is a common site to see a bunch of kids practicing karate, morning walkers taking a brisk walk along the stretch, youngsters playing volley ball, groups of people practicing yoga, fishermen jus' coming out from the sea with their day's catch, couples taking a stroll along the shores, kids collecting shells, building castles and lots more ... ( This is jus' what happens in the earlier part of the day and the place looks entirely different in the evenings with bajji stalls and shops selling different curios, more like a flea market).



It was a refreshing start to the weekend ahead ! :)

17 comments:

sheila said...

Marina beach...always my fav!
nice pic of Kala & Shankar playing frisbee :)

Ms.Chitchat said...

Lovely write-up,even I love just taking a lazy stroll in the Marina, of course now it is too crowded during the evenings.

DG said...

Wow, Shalu lets make this happen when i am in town next time

I never visited Marina early in the morning :( Sleepy Ganesh...Started dreaming for this

Asha said...

Santhome and Marina have been a part of my childhood. Such lovely description, makes me want to go there pronto!

SATHIYA said...

I love it!!! I would like to do a jogging in Marina early in the morning(Can't beat the fresh air !!!) I like all the pics, esp. Amma & Appa playing - Way to go Shaloo!!!

Ganesan said...

Nice one shalu!! Enjoyed the pics. Have many fond memories of Marina beach: morning walk on sundays with dad, playing cricket to name a few. Go for the next target with mom & dad. u know what it is!!

Sundu said...

Hey Shalu, Very nice. Now stop being lazy, drag Shankar & Kala to beach every weekend. Enjoy! :)

Raam Pyari said...

lovely pics!

Ashish Kalsi said...

Sounds like fun :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Sheila

Thanks ! Will try posting more of such pics, as we are planning to do this more often :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Ms.Chitchat

Thank you :) Yup, Marina and bessy are both crowded during the evenings, neverthless the charm of the beach makes us wanting to go there over and over again.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@DG

Yup sure, will make to Marina one morning leave Ganesh mama at home .. I haven't managed to catch the sunrise at the beach in all my years of staying in Chennai *sigh*

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Sathiya

Ya Chitappa, nothing to beat the fresh air - the urge to go to beach never goes down.. Marina now has a new stretch for walkers and joggers in addition to the one that was already there.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Ganesh

Marina certainly holds a special place in the heart of all of them who has lived in Chennai ... yea I know what ur talking about :) :) :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Sundu

Yup, planning to do this a lot more often.. Appa was the one who initiated this :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Raam

Thank you very much ! :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Ashish

Yea, it was lots of fun - getting fit the fun way. We should all get together for a game of frisbee too! :)