September 20, 2014

GOKARNA DIARIES: AUG'14 - Part XIV

THE FARMERS & THE PADDY FIELDS


Apart from fishing, another important occupation along the coast is padding farming. The fertile soil brought down by the rivers, the hot and humid climate as well as the heavy showers make Indian coast ideal to cultivate rice which is also the staple food in southern India. As I had mentioned earlier, I was spell bound by the scenes of farmers working so hard in their fields on the banks of the Agnashini River. At the same time, I was highly disappointed that I could not click any pictures of the people, the fields and the river flowing by since we were sitting in the tempo that took us from Gokarna Road to the main town. However, I got the opportunity to fulfill my wish as we were walking towards the Paradise Beach.

There were about eight people working in this paddy field opposite the Belekan Beach. The farm was a small one, about 3000 sq feet and there was a fresh water stream flowing close by which provided water. The bright green color of the crops is so refreshing, isn't it? The last picture in this photo blog was clicked from the top of the hill. The two people, a lady and a man were working on this pretty big field covered by a green carpet of paddy crop. Though we never made it to the Paradise Beach, coming so far was nevertheless rewarding thanks to these pictures.

Two ladies working on a farm opposite the Belekan Beach
Woman power
The harvested crops and the stone walls provide a nice backdrop
A couple standing in a sea of green


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