|My 21-gear Trek bicycle ride.|
I started early morning at 6:00 am. It was still dark as I cycled towards Cavelossim, to get to the ferry to cross over to Assolna.
|My bike route from Mobor|
I reached the ferry point at 6:30 am and realized that I missed the first trip. I had to wait till 7:00 am to get the next trip. The first light of dawn was slowly peeping through the horizon so I decided to try some long-exposure photography by the riverside.
|Chilly and Misty morning in Cavelossim.|
|Sunrise at Cavelossim River.|
|A fish seller in Assolna.|
|Houses like these dot the Assolna-Betul Road.|
|Velim School children puzzled by the bike.|
|View from Baradi Holy Cross Chapel.|
|The Holy Cross at Baradi.|
The Chapel is somewhere in the middle of the hill, so I decided to climb all the way to the top. I was disappointed because I couldn't get a view down because of overgrown trees. But I did find this lonely place right on top of the hill.
|Top of Baradi Hill.|
|My breakfast: Mix-bhaji & Pao.|
|The Hindu house decorated for the Logeen.|
|The Christian house also decorated for the wedding.|
|A live musical act at the Logeen.|
|Ladies washing clothes at the Zhor (fountain).|
|Secluded beach at Betul.|
|Small lake next to the Betul beach.|
I continued riding towards Palolem. There is a diversion that takes one to Cabo-De-Rama fort. I remember visiting this fort about 10 years back but cannot recollect much about my visit. I thought this would be a good opportunity to visit the fort and photograph it.
|Entrance to Cabo-De-Rama fort.|
|St.Anthony Church at Cabo-De-Rama.|
|View of Cabo-De-Rama beach from the top of the fort.|
|The rocky beach of Cabo-de-Rama.|
|Ruins of Cabo-De-Rama fort.|
|Another stunning view from top of the fort.|
|Chilled Kingfisher beer to quench thirst.|
|Turn after turn of agonizing climb.|
The evening at Palolem was a relaxing affair. Just walking on the beach and having dinner at one of the beach shacks listening to the waves crashing into the beach.
|Children playing at Palolem beach at sunset.|
|Sunset at Palolem beach.|
|Early dawn at Palolem beach.|
|Sunrise at Palolem beach.|