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Walking Tall

Walking Tall in the Betelnut plantation

We visited the Andaman Islands a few weeks ago. The trip was fascinating as it was different from the usual destination we pick – invariably somewhere in the hills. This time we thought, why not a change from the usual.

We had been planning to visit the Andaman Islands for years now and things came together this year. Even though it was the monsoon season, we went ahead and booked our trip.

There’s something so charming about walking around on the beach when it is drizzling! We had thought of carrying raincoats but didn’t want to get baked in them, but since the temperatures were soaring, we settled on carrying umbrellas.

Here I am, walking tall in the betelnut plantation at Havelock Island.

“Alone with myself
The trees bend to caress me
The shade hugs my heart”

Candy Polgar

Of all the wonderful experiences we had, one was the sight of betelnut plantations as we drove across the islands. It was so beautiful to see the trees standing tall, thin and straight—miles and miles of them.

Walking Tall Betelnut Plantation (2)

Finally, on Havelock Island, we just had to stop and spend some time with them. I have a thing for trees and my son often teases me asking me what I will do with all the photos I click.

Of course, we took photos. Had to rely mostly on the phone camera because the lens on the digital camera kept getting misty because of the humidity and I managed to get very few good photos.

Walking Tall Betelnut Plantation (2)

It’s amazing how they stand strong in spite of the heavy winds. I mean, life is not so easy on the islands and yet, nothing can take away the natural beauty.

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”

Kahlil Gibran

And so, we spent the better part of an hour just walking among these trees. Yes, walking tall, just listening to the sound of the wind and the distant waves. What a memorable day!

With these Betelnut Plantations at Havelock Islands, Andamans, I am joining the Thursday Tree Love blog hop hosted by Parul. Do join us!

6 Comments

  • Reply
    Alana
    August 12, 2019 at 2:32 am

    Another intro to a tree I am not at all familiar with (although I have heard of betel nuts and some of the controversy surrounding their use) They are a lovely palm. Thank you for sharing your clicks.
    Alana recently posted…Is Love All We Need?

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    Nilesh Sharma
    August 12, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Yes, nature in its own way brings on us the soothing and calmness. Thanks for sharing
    Nilesh Sharma recently posted…Awareness Drive: “MY LEFT IS MY RIGHT”

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    Maria
    August 14, 2019 at 10:58 am

    That was a really beautiful quote, Great Pictures

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    Parul Thakur
    August 19, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    I don’t know where to start. One, Andamans is one of my favorite places. It’s so beautiful that I wonder why people talk about Goa or Maldives. 😛 Two, the trees. Loved the shots and look at how tall they are. I spotted a lot of betel nut in Meghalaya too. People dry it there and is then sold. So it’s a source of income. Three, you! You bring charm to these shots. Loved it that you posted the pictures and joined us on Thursday Tree Love. I am so happy to have you join. See you on 22nd? 🙂 <3
    Parul Thakur recently posted…An old lady with a young heart

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    August 22, 2019 at 12:03 am

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    Archana
    August 22, 2019 at 10:37 am

    These are so beautiful! Yes, listening to the sounds amid trees is a calming yet reviving experience!
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