Trekking towards serenity

When everyone announced it was time for a trekking day, I was rather hesitant. I still remember the day in Yercaud last year, where we had gone on a trekking trip and I just slipped and sat on a rock. Nothing much, but still it was there in the back of my mind. Β I attributed that incident to the previous day’s rains in Yercaud and consoled myself.

But here in Coorg, it did drizzle the previous evening, but not to the extent of making our way slippery and all. I convinced myself that this will be a great time to shoo away my fears !!!

When I went to wear my shoes, ppl suggested that I use my chappals as we don’t need shoes for this small trekking experience. Oh dear, what do they know about me and my ever-slippery foot !!!!

Alas, we all got ready, and started walking through the Coffee plantations, learning the names of trees or flowers on the way. The Avocado, Oranges, Silver Oak, Mulberry, Pomegranate and many more flowering trees were introduced to us and we really looked like some Botany students out on an Educational Trip. πŸ˜€

The initial stages of the trek was going on fine, as the path was on flat levels. After 1 km, everything changed. I was looking down to a valley and the path is totally a steep walk down. While I was wondering if I could make it with my footwear, I see a lot of people just starting to walk down in there flip-flops. Oh dear, how do they manage to walk such a steep slope with that kind of footwear ???

I hesitated, but put up a brave face and started walking down the slope to the valley, which is trying to rush up and meet me. I did slip on the sliding slope, on the gravel, the mud and all, but my matrimonial ties were much too strong in holding me all the time. Thank God, for small mercies. πŸ˜€

Have you seen the children playing the train game in the park ???? The four of us looked like that, holding onto each other’s shoulders and making our way down – if that can be called trekking. I think this continued for another km or so and I was so so thankful to God, when we reached the end of slippery slope and reached the valley.

And what a sight that greeted us !!! Theres a small stream that rushes during monsoons to a height of 1m, but it was perfect for us, this summer. With just ankle-deep water, it was the height of holidaying fun.

Aint that out of some fairy tale ???

We walked through the water, the perfect massage cum pedicure to our feet. The pebbles and sand mixture giving a funny yet awesome feeling to our feet – it was one such moment of contentment. πŸ™‚

Do u see the pebbles underneath the water ???

I loved every minute of the time spent at the stream, the water engulfing my feet was such a relief to all the stress points. The minutes trickled by….but we were in no mood to get out of the water. The serenity of that place seems to attract me like a magnet and all thoughts of thirst and hunger vanished from my body. I was at peace with myself, with this World, with this Universe and what more can I ask for ?!?

I think this one explains everything better than words….

I was totally at peace.... πŸ™‚

On the whole, it was such a wonderful moment to remember forever….the serenity of the surroundings making the whole trek, an awesome memory to treasure in my heart. πŸ™‚ Don’t you agree ???


23 Replies to “Trekking towards serenity”

  1. I’m back after enjoying my first place. (Whatever happened to the younger girls and British Sardars ?)

    Lovely post and reminded me of my long ago trekking experiences where i too specialised in slipping …..

    But what caught my eye , were your feet. Looks like you have royalty in your ancestors somewhere, and they say it also means you are the boss in your family !

    Google it. Maybe have a look at This ….


    1. LOL – The slippery specialists !!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      Really Suranga ???? Some royalty hidden ???? Oh !!! How I wish for that royal blood to show up !!! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

      Boss in the family – thats so obvious, right ???? πŸ˜‰ ha ha ha…now, the secret is out…. πŸ˜‰


  2. Your 2nd finger is bigger than your thumb. You havetravelled abroad? If not you will one day πŸ˜€

    Hehehehe….I remember my trekking last to last year, I was super excited and had tripped off big time πŸ˜€ happens!!!

    And the first pic is wow!!! There is something fresh about it πŸ™‚


  3. What a break! πŸ™‚
    You wear toe rings? I am so J πŸ˜›
    I love toe rings but I can’t wear them here as mostly I wear closed top shoes.
    In case you are wondering, I love to wear toe rings on the big toe πŸ™‚


  4. Hmmm…I can see you thoroughly enjoyed your trip, that too with children! I love trekking, though I haven’t done much! We went once to Pachmarhi where we walked through the shallow waters, just like in your photo!

    Slippery feet? Mine too!

    I join with Ashwathy…more pictures please!


  5. Yayyyyyyyyyyyyy now that is my type of a day Walking up the hilss and places and water..

    lovely pics… enjoyed the day with you reading all about it πŸ™‚


  6. Trekking in Coorg is always such fun!! πŸ™‚
    I’m glad you put aside your fears and enjoyed yourself!!

    Loved the last pic! πŸ™‚ your feet look peaceful! πŸ˜€


  7. Nice recollection Uma. Loved the title of the post πŸ™‚ Profound!
    And ankle deep waters…bliss and you put it height of hoildaying fun indeed πŸ™‚


  8. That sounds so lovely, Uma! Absolutely wonderful! Such a gorgeous place too! And I wish we could go trekking too! Guess I will have to wait until Poohi is older or find a babysitter for her.

    And you have lovely feet!


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