We landed at the Havelock Island thro' a cruise vessel - Makruzz from Port Blair. We were put up at the cottages next to the sea at Symphony Palms.
After refreshing ourselves, we set out for the beaches. The tide was high, the sky was blue, waves lapped our feet. The sea in front of us were of different shades of blue, because of the corals below & slanting rays of the sun.
We proceeded to Radhanagar Beach, proclaimed to be one of the best beaches in the world. The pristine sand at our feet, the languid sea and gentle sound of the waves was a mesmerizing experience. We walked barefoot on the clean white sand, till the place was dark. There were myriad of creatures under our foot - we could see a few tiny crabs & shells dart into their burroughs, when the waves wash ashore or our approaching footsteps.
From a distance you could see these creatures in front of you; as you come closer, they would vanish. The sky & the surrounding turned into various hues of orange, before darkness enveloped the surrounding.
Next day, we woke up early to catch a glimpse of the sunrise. The tide was low & we could wade into the sea, through the corals. There were some cloud cover, but soon the sun made its magnificent appearance and the view was magical.
We moved on to the next big attraction at Havelock – Scuba diving. The languid life & time, the mysteries of the sea, the huge trees on the way to the lumber camp, warm & friendly hosts – all these added to the once in a lifetime experience !