Monday, August 30, 2010

Weekend at Shankarpur: Day 3

Breakfast - Bread & Eggs

Lunch - Rice, Fish Curry & Sabji

Green Salad & Dal.

Pomfert Fry

Jal Jeera

Mahindra Jeep - used to ferry guests to-and-fro the Beach

Walking Bridge - Truss & Girder

Colourful Bus Sightings - Pink

Colourful Bus Sightings - Orange

Colourful Bus Sightings - Light Green

Colourful Bus Sightings - Blue


Colourful Temple

Colourful Bus Sightings - Bright Green

Colourful Bus Sightings - Light Blue

Coconut Crazy

Kolkata, here we come.

Colourful Bus Sightings - Metallic Pink

Indian Railways - Duronto

Maruti Zen - Jeep Type Spare Wheel mounted on the rear. Strange Customization.

Vidyasagar Setu.

Enjoying the Sea breeze at Shankarpur

The tide rising at an alarming rate.

Hair blowing in the wind on the beach at Shankarpur. Didn't stop me from posing, though.

The tide rising up the path to the beach at Shankarpur.

Boat Building Yard at Shankarpur.

Boat being built at a Boat Building Yard at Shankarpur

Boat being built at a Boat Building Yard at Shankarpur

The waterway into the small fishing harbour at Shankarpur.

Ice being taken from one of the Ice Factories to the Jetty to be used on the Fishing trawlers.

Ice being loaded onto the Fishing Boats at Shankarpur Fishing Harbour.

Ice being loaded onto the Fishing Boats at Shankarpur Fishing Harbour.

Another Boat Building Yard at Shankarpur.

Dining Room at Hotel Nest.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Weekend at Shankarpur: Day 2

Hotel Nest, Shankarpur - Our Home for the trip.

The nice lake (if I can call it that) in front of the Hotel Nest, Shankarpur.

The Lovely Garden beside the lake in front of the Hotel Nest, Shankarpur.

Lunch - Rice, Dal & Aloo Posto.

Fish Curry

Jumbo Prawns - Yum! Yum!

Is this a scene out of Baywatch or what? Enjoying the waves at Shankarpur.

Building my own little pond on the beach at Shankarpur.

In my own world watching over my little pond, beside the vast ocean on the beach at Shankarpur.

Lovely view of Shankarpur Beach just before sunset.

Back at the Shack on the Beach at Shankarpur after sunset. Looking forward to an evening by the sea drinking beer and munching various fried fish delicacies.

Shopping for trinkets at the beach in Shankarpur.

Shopping for trinkets at the beach in Shankarpur.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Weekend at Shankarpur: Day 1

Turn-off from the Bombay Highway towards Digha Highway at Kolaghat.

Passing over the Railway Bridge at Kolaghat watching an Indian Railways Train passing below.

Kolaghat Thermal Power Station. Smoke being belched out from the towering Chimneys.

Our Maruti Swift got a flat just as crossed Contaii.

A Truss and Girder Bridge going over a Canal just after the railway line crossed the road.

The beautiful scenic road ahead.

Stopped by the side to climb up a bund beside the road to see what lay on the other side.

On top of the bund, hair being tossed in the wind, as I surveyed the wetlands with boats planted in the silty mud waiting for the high tide to take them back out to sea.

Our Maruti Swift parked on the road-side beside the bund with the tree behind it. Made for a pretty picture.

Lunch - Rice, Fish Curry, Dal, Aloo Bhaja.

Fish Currty - Pabda.

Fish Curry.

Little Silver Fish - discarded by fishermen after they emptied their nets.

Fishermen - carrying their nets.

Fishermen - Pulling in the nets from sea.

Fishermen - Carrying the fish caught by them to the beach.

Neat sets of fish caught being auctioned right there and then on the beach.

Fishermen - Segregating the fish for the auction.

Rope used by Fishermen to pull in the nets.

The Scenic Beach of Shankarpur.

Dinner - Rice, Fish, Dal, Prawns, Salad

These Prawns were delicious.

Begun Bhaja.

Fried Pomfret.