There is saying that what/how you do on the first day of the Year, decides what/how everything is gonna be for the whole year. After my New Year’s night out with Bullet gang cancelled, I had the notion that coming year wouldn’t be happening too ride-full as I wished!
There came my roommate’s wish to visit some beach. Voila! I was waiting for that wish! A partner, a Bull and a Beach - what more a Beggar can wish for, on the very first day of the Year. So, with my roommate and two more friends we decided to visit the Kihim Beach, near Alibaug. I wanted to visit this Beach, since long time. Planned a few times too, but all of no worth.
It’s less than 100 kilometers from Navi Mumbai, through NH 17/4B. After having late night party on 31st, we woke up late and started for the Beach at about 1 PM. Aim was to have a peace ride, so for most of the way we rode below 70 kmph. There was a little more than usual traffic on that 2-lane highway, cause of the vacation time. We took about 3 hours to reach the Beach.
Kihim is more famous beach than Nagaon, and attracts more tourists. On first sight, I found it quite similar to Aksa Beach, for its rocky beach, shops and the crowd, unlike Nagaon. One should always be cautious around the shelly rocks, as they are too sharp edged. We had a plan to bathe in sea waters, but it was cold enough to chill our gusto. We enjoyed Anda-paav, Anda-bhurji and Nariyal paani (Egg-bread, Mashed-egg, and Coconut water), standing-shivering in cold Arabian waters, watching the Sunset! :)
Though, it was a short ride, I do believe it occurred as good omen for a blissful travelling year ahead for me! :)
(Do comeback soon to know more about my 2300kms' Dream Ride!)