“Grand Anse” beach is the most beautiful beach of La Digue with gorgeous scenery, high waves, rock formations and the best part is that the tourists are very less which means almost empty.
There was limited shade at the beach so, we kept our belongings on the pure white sand and were tempted by the high waves of sea water. The waves were high enough to cross our head and throw us back to the shore. Playing with waves was thrilling and worth enjoying after putting so much of effort to reach the beach. All our efforts of cycling, troubleshooting bicycle, has now proved worth and the return from nature was more than what we had invested in reaching to it.
While we were enjoying the waves of “Grand Anse”, the weather started turning. Half an hour back, when we reached the beach, it was bright sunny day with patches of clouds in the sky but now the patches of clouds had turned into black and dense clouds and it started pouring within few minutes. We had kept our stuffs on the sand, under open sky, so we had to rush towards our belongings, so as to protect them from rains, more concern was for electronic items which we were carrying.
Luckily, we were carrying “use and throw” rain coat, which we bought from the store near to my hotel at Praslin, before starting trip to La Digue. It was drizzling, when we started our journey, so we bought the temporary raincoat, which was light in weight but effective when needed. Thus, this raincoat became savior for our electronic instruments and i asked my wife to help me in wrapping all the belongings rapidly, so as to avoid any damage to the electronic items.
We wrapped all our belongings in one of the rain coat and kept it on the wet sand of the beach. We again entered into the sea water to complete our task. While we were concerned about our belongings, there were few other visitors, who were not concerned of rain water and they did not moved from their place and kept on enjoying the nature’s beauty, which was changing colors. We ourselves had witnessed many shades since morning.
We were covered with water from all the sides, light rains from heaven and sea waves from below. We were enjoying the natural shower and could feel the temperature difference of water from both the sources.
Rain water was cold as compared to sea water and whenever the sea waves were covering the entire body, it was soothing and protecting the body from the cold showers.
When we reached Grand Anse beach, it was not crowded and only few tourists could be spotted in patches but soon after rain commenced, the beach was almost vacant and I couldn’t decide, whether it was good to be alone or not!!!!
This question is obvious…
As a normal behavior, we (Indians) are accustomed of living in big population size and no part of our country is untouched or vacant as Grand Anse beach, so what I feel that the psychology has big role to play in this.
In my opinion, we actually feel safe when there is population around but feel insecure when surrounding is empty. I can’t say, that my opinion is correct or not, or any one reading this blog had a similar kind of feeling while roaming around a place which is less populated. But I had felt this phenomena many times and automatically my brain sends signal to my mouth, to ask this question from people around, if any” Is it safe to be alone here??”.
This phenomena was very frequent in Seychelles…