|Betty's Cruise on the River Sal.|
1. The boat belongs to my brother and he captains the boat.
2. I felt like I needed a break to just sit back and relax.
3. Great food and drinks. Did I mention that its all free for me?
The boat trip is a major attraction for the visiting tourists who enjoy the scenic river and the sea. The trip starts in River Sal and briefly goes into the Arabian sea for dolphin viewing before returning back to the river. The trip continues upstream - going all the way to Varca before returning back to Mobor after 5 hours of cruising. Books on birds, plus a pair of binoculars are provided on each table.
|Route taken by the boat.|
Of course, the River Sal is very scenic and filled with flora and fauna, so photo opportunities are always there. We cast off sharp at 10:00 am and headed first to the sea to have an opportunity to get close to dolphins that live in the area.
The area is teeming with fishing activity (both traditional and modern).
|Traditional fishing. Patience is a key ingredient.|
|A more modern approach to fishing.|
|Fishing activity attracts all kinds of birds in the area.|
|Mouth of River Sal as it flows into Arabian Sea.|
|Dolphins frolicking off Mobor beach.|
|My favorite part of the trip.|
|Everyone relaxing with a chilled drink of choice.|
|More bird viewing as the boat cruises up the river.|
|Another form of traditional fishing. The round net with weights.|
|And some more birds.|
|Bungalows by the river side.|
|People going about their daily life on the river.|
|Cavelossim Ferry (soon to be replaced by a bridge).|
|I did mention that the river attracts lots of birds.|
|The Bat Tree.|
|Bats being disturbed.|
The highlight of the trip is where my brother takes out a fresh fish and then goes about preparing the fish - after displaying it to all the guests. The ladies on the lower deck seem to be especially impressed with todays offering.
|The lady guests seemed very impressed with the fish.|
|Perhaps a bit over enthusiastic, if you ask me.|
|And the result - after my brother did his magic with a knife & fire.|
|The idyllic River Sal. A must see for everyone.|