Sea Spray At Tranquebar Beach

It is strange how the roaring sound of crashing waves can have a calming effect on mind! Water in general has this property of both calming and kindling our feelings. Sometimes it brings out emotions that have been suppressed for long. We were at Tranquebar Beach, near Chennai. Being so close to sea that day deepened my contemplation on life, my mind was filled with deep sense of wonder!

The lively salt water and the openness of the sea had a magnetic effect on us. We stood rooted there on the rocks. Initially we were enjoying the splash of the wild waves. As the waves approached we scampered for dry sands, this went on for sometime. And during one such hurried retreat my younger daughter fell over the rocks. The huge wave drenched her completely. Did she need any other reason to stay put there and get more wet.

“Ma… this is awesome! Leave the camera and join this fun!” she screamed with delight.

One look at her laughing face I knew she was experiencing the ever elusive “alive is awesome” moment. I let her be! Though there was the fear of safety I decided to join her. Soon we were drenched completely and were competing who could stand like a rock facing the crashing waves without falling down. I let my inhibitions go, why suppress the urge to bath and have fun in open sea.

As we moved out I cast one last look at the sea which entertained us. It seemed as if the big sea was waiting to serve us again, the infinite patience it has!

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27 Responses

  1. Nice experience. Would love to visit this place.

  2. Jeevan says:

    Awesome indeed! I also got to watch water splashing the rocks in Tranquebar.

  3. Gattina says:

    I love watching water spilling against rocks, but not too much !

  4. eileeninmd says:

    Nice post, Indrani! Sounds like a happy moment for your daughter. Wonderful photos, have a happy weekend!

  5. Leovi says:

    Nice pictures, yes, the sea is very relaxing.

  6. Bikramjit says:

    Well i hope you listened to the little one and had some fun in that water 🙂

    lovely fotos though


  7. I found that same affect whenever I am near the water too! I miss seeing the ocean. Beautiful photos!

  8. Wowee, you must have been “alive is awesome”, really great.

  9. Carver says:

    Beautiful shots of the water crashing against the rocks.

  10. What an 'enlightened' post and awesome fun ~ Great photos ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  11. Luuuvvvved it. The ocean brings back so many memories. I liked how you imbibed it with the feeling of being alive!

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  12. TexWisGirl says:

    a very nice moment.

  13. George says:

    What a wonderful post. You've beautifully described the joy of visiting the sea. That last photo is amazing.

  14. Sridharan says:

    I like the first snap..Beautiful..

  15. Sylvia K says:

    Oh, yes! The perfect description of how I feel as well, every time I go to the shore! Always an incredible experience! Beautiful captures and a wonderful, meaningful post, Indrani!

  16. true sometimes we have to experience it and not just capture the moment with our cameras.

  17. I love waves, I wish I could be somewhere on a beach now..

  18. Viola says:

    Oh!! wow! What huge waves! and I can understand it was quite fun for your daughter, but I was so glad to read that she is all right and did not hurt herself!

    take care, there is power in the waves!
    when that is said, I agree with you that waves and water calms the soul..

    happy weekend to you my friend! 🙂

  19. Yes, it is like therapy.

    Please have a good weekend.

  20. Giancarlo says:

    Un felice fine settimana a te…ciao

  21. Storms and powerful and cleansing and amazing. The sound of waves is therapy. I so agree!

  22. Jyothi says:

    Must visit this beach sometime. Lovely pictures and I can imagine the feeling. 🙂

  23. The ever powerful and transforming power of water…esp. moving water. Always takes my breath away!
    What a wonderful moment you shared.

  24. So much behind the camera, I wonder if at time we fail to enjoy, I felt this quite often

  25. I have heard people saying to me too to get away from the camera.. Its fun but too much of fun is boring 🙂


  26. Suzy says:

    Lovely pictures and interesting post. The sea is quite mesmerising and meditative. What fun to "bathe" in the sea spray.

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