The Prized Catch: #WordlessWednesday

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday!

It’s great to be back after a three-week hiatus. Esha and I hope we will have many more linkups this week now that many of you are done with the #AtoZChallenge. Well, hopefully, and why not! Because all it takes is a picture to link up and that’s no big deal because most of us have hundreds of photos that are ready to be shared with the world. It’s wordless alright, but words are no deterrent. Are we good to go, then?

The Prized Catch: #Wordlesswednesady

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I’m going a bit wordy today, though this picture speaks back at you. I thought I’d share with you the back story.

This picture was taken two years back, on my early morning jaunt to the Betalbatim beach, in none other than gorgeous Goa. This was a our couple holiday; just the DH and me. While the DH went for his morning run on the beach, I was busy striking some very meaningful conversations with the fishermen, that also included learning about their prized catch of the day. This was a very meanigful morning spent rescuing a few sea creatures that got pulled in by the net and had gotten stranded on the beach, and were not meant for consumption. These included a few sea snakes, a sting ray, star fish etc. Watch out for this space for the “sea snake” pictures! This picture was my prized catch along with many others and so was this momentous morning in glorious Goa. A morning where inserted of choosing to run, I chose to be mindful and be one with the fishermen, the sea and it’s creatures. 

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Will meet again in two weeks’ time!

See you on the other side of the frame.

Happy #WW 🙂

 

 


9 thoughts on “The Prized Catch: #WordlessWednesday

  1. Parul Thakur says:

    Absolutely loved the picture. I think you have done quite a few things with one picture. Livelihood, life at sea, fishes, and humans. I love that the frame has all these people working and standing in that pile of fishes. Great capture and find. 🙂

  2. Shilpa Gupte says:

    It really speaks for itself, Natasha!

    The simple fisherfolk who toil all year long, always have a smile on their lips and contentment in their heart. The place I lived in earlier, was adjacent to a fishing village, where I ran into these lovely fisherwomen almost every day. And, the happiness in their eyes never failed to teach me to look for the joys in simple things in life. And, yes, also in every struggle!

    • Natasha says:

      That would be lovely Alice. We look forward to your beautiful pictures, which we have also witnessed in the past.
      You can still link up here till Tuesday. Or join the new linky next Wednesday 16 May. See you soon!

  3. Esha says:

    Your picture says it all, Natasha. Such a beautiful shot! Glad that the sea creatures were let into the sea. Its nice to see the fisher folks are doing their bit in ensuring the sea creatures are given a chance to survive after all the harm being done to marine life everywhere. The sight of so many dead fishes always makes my eyes go moist, you know. I imagine myself as one of them, for some reason.

    • Natasha says:

      Hi Esha,
      Unfortunately the fishermen here were not doing their bit to allow the creatures a chance to survive, though they did not dissuade me from doing so either.
      You are such a gentle, soft, beautiful soul and I can understand how you feel.
      We need more of your tribe in this indifferent world. ❤️

  4. Ramya Abhinand says:

    Ofcourse the pic speaks volumes… I love the synchronised efforts of these fisher folk, from making that prized catch, getting it sorted onto baskets, the balance on their heads, and finally whens it is sold in the markets. And also glad a few sea animals found their way back to the sea. Its important for our eco system

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