Monday, February 17, 2014

Among the clouds

Today we, at Marathon Bloggers, kick off a week of picture prompts

'a story for every picture, a picture for every story' 


Today's prompt - 'Fly'


Going literally with 'flying', here's my entry. 
That's as close as I've ever come to flying. We were on a family vacation to Dapoli - 13 of us. We'd hired this huge bus so we could all travel together. I remember thinking what an unlucky number we were. However it turned out to be a fantastic holiday and remains a benchmark for all of us. Each time we plan a holiday it's like, "As good as Dapoli" or "Dalpoli was more fun".

I'm not sure what made me let myself get strapped to that contraption. I'm absolutely not an adventurous soul -- the typically safe and conservative Capricorn. That day I agreed, I still wonder why. The trip into the clouds lasted barely minutes and everyone else came down complaining how 'tame' it was. My 7-year old nephew was gravely upset because he wasn't allowed to go. Anyhow, I rose in my estimation that day and thought no end of myself for having dared to do it.

So there.. that's the story for that picture. Aren't those rippled clouds beautiful? 
What's the most adventurous thing you've ever done?



24 comments:

  1. Beautiful and scary! Kudos to you. I doubt if I will ever ever ever do that. Looks like it was great fun though! Love the picture :)

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    1. Umm.. still skeptical about the fun bit. Sure the picture's pretty.

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  2. I did this in Goa! It sounds scary but is the most fun once your foot leaves the ground! Fun.

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  3. Love the passion behind the picture and your determination to do what you wanted to do. Sadly I'm not the adventurous type and the most adventurous I've ever done is walk along a cliff line where the drop was 4000 feet. No harness, or safety.

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    1. Thanks Sid but now I feel a bit of a hypocrite.. I just got caught in the moment. Had I thought about it I would never have done it :-D. Wow.. 4000 feet!! Impressive.

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  4. Its a lovely picture...I have never done anything as adventurous as this..but maybe some day!

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  5. Another reason for me to admire you more, Tulika! What a great shot and an even better spirit! :)

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  6. I would never even think of doing this. Kudos !

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    1. Nimue... like I said it wasn't as scary as it looks.

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  7. Wow thrills and chills!! It's good to surprise yourself too no once in a while? Love it!

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  8. Wow! How cool is that!! We usually share in our workshops, "When was the last time you did something for the first time?" And you did it!! I can imagine the exhilaration and the feeling of achievement!! :)

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    1. Absolutely.. I couldn't believe I was still alive. Everyone else thought I was being melodramatic.

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  9. Abseiling and the treetop elements.with some teenagers....that one was tough. And white water rafting.

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    1. White water rafting would be truly scary. This wasn't in the sea.. just on the beach so I was good.

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  10. wow!! And those clouds look amazing!!
    I might do the hot air balloon.. but not sure about this! :D does look a bit scary!

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  11. You are one brave lady! I had a chance to do it but I chickened out. The bravest thing I did was watch my younger brother at a boxing tournament and with every blow to his face, I hurt with him.

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  12. WOW you are so brave! What a thrilling adventure. So glad you shared it here! ♥

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  13. woww...!!! both, you and your pic, is fab..

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  14. I have done that too!! Screaming a lot in the beginning... but then -. what a wonderful feeling it was!! Thanks for reminding me..:-) I love the picture!

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  15. wow Tulika awesome . You surprised me . Also encouraged me .

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