Bathing in a postcard
You can bathe in water. But when you bathe in a postcard, it is an Alive is Awesome experience.Frame the Fewa Lake at dawn and you elevate your photography. This picturesque lake is in the valley of Pokhara, 200 km from Kathmandu. The Annapurna range is around you with its several eight-thousanders. On a clear day, the Machhapuchhre throws its fishtail reflection on the shimmering surface of the freshwater lake. Adding to the pervading tranquillity is the world peace pagoda, a Buddhist stupa built by Japanese monk, Nichidatsu Fujii who was inspired after a meeting with Mahatma Gandhi.
The overlooking Kasikot and Sarangkot hills drape a lush canopy over the wandering boats. I was out one early morning on the lake on a hired boat. After awhile of floating around, I jumped into the water and swam alongside with one flap-happy avian for company. The little one wriggled its neck into the water and came up with a fish in its beak. It looked at me for a long while expecting me to do the same. Realising what a sore heart I was it then took off leaving me alone in the midst of this crayon-set of wayward boats.