En route, the variety of tiny wooden fishing boats bobbing on the water next to huge cargo ships was mind boggling.
Eventually we arrived at the Mandwa Jetty pier and procured a very old auto rikshaw to take us to Awas village.
The family home sits in a huge tropical garden overflowing with vines and a variety of both wild and cultivated plants tended by an elderly caretaker and his wife who live on the property.
We walked through the village to the wide beach, which my friend told me is one of the cleanest in the entire region due to the current moving rubbish away from shore. Many beaches around Mumbai are not safe for swimming due to severe pollution.
|Cargo Ships on Arabian Sea|
|Small Fishing Boat on Arabian Sea|
|Schoolgirls in Awas Village|
|Vines on the Beach House|
|Sandy Expanse at Awas Beach|
|Family Dog with Bindi on Forehead|
Although it was very hot and humid the day of our visit (as most of the year is), I have fond memories of the day.