With a whir the motor boat spurts into life
excitement and smiles drawn on the faces
the waters whispering secrets to the heart
embracing all in a blanket of serene tranquility!
The eyes feast on its calm blue persona
the lens all set to capture its alluring beauty
the cool sea breeze caresses the body
initiates a conversation with the gentle waves!
“Putt putt” stutters the engine to an inert state
the motor seems to have died an untimely death
the wait for the rescue boat to arrive is a long one
stranded right in the middle of the blue expanse!
The hot afternoon sun blazing in all its glory
the water gleaming golden under its gaze
unwanted thoughts torment the mind
takes refuge in prayers to dispel the fear!
An hour long wait seems like eternity,
the rescue boat bringing in a sigh of relief
the ride back in silence and reflection
offering gratitude for a safe docking at the port.
This actually happened to us at Chilka lake in Orissa which covers an area of over 1000 sq. kms.We spent some anxious time stranded in the middle of the huge water body. Have you ever been stranded at any place? Do share your experience.