Journey of a Lifetime
The toughest step had been taken, the decision; the decision to begin the journey. All kinds of rumbling emotions had flooded. On one end was the charm to explore the unseen but the other end was not so charming, leaving your loved ones behind. The joy to witness new wonders overpowered the distress, as I knew I am coming back.
The day was well awaited and it came as had been proposed.
My husband and I had the tickets to Singapore and then to Auckland and from there to Napier in our hands. Bid farewells and boarded the plane. It was like the rocket launch 10 9 8 7
November 14, 2007, we spent the night at “The Mirador” in Bombay; next day early morning was the flight to Singapore. November 16, 2007 we touched Auckland and the view was amazing. The flight landing on the runway of the largest and the busiest airport of New Zealand; right in front the clear deep waters of Tasman Sea. It seemed as if one could dive fathoms deep into it and still be visible.
From Auckland it was a short flight to Napier where the agent received us with a broad smile on his face and drove us to “Tennyson Motor Inn”.
Early morning November 17, 2007 we were supposed to report to the vessel.
My husband is a Merchant Navy Officer, he’s 3rd Engineer and employed with the largest container ship giants. According to the company policy I am allowed to accompany him and so had I.
Napier was quiet that day, we’d reached at around 4 in the evening, shops were all closed and it was really cold. People were mostly in their cozy homes enjoying tea/coffee. We kept our bags in the hotel, got fresh and decided to roam around outside. We went to a park, clicked a few snaps and then kept walking till we got to one of the loveliest beaches we’d ever seen Napier Pebble Beach. Water was crystal clear and the ambiance was calm and serene. It was all so dreamy and perfect; to all this there was an added touch we were newly married. As the darkness grew our steps moved towards the hotel and though we never felt we were tired; we were. Ears expecting the ring of the telephone and eyes just giving up. We didn’t have to wait for long as the bell rang and the familiar voices brightened up our spirits. Speaking to parents had always been a delight but this was simply great. When one is totally satisfied, he/she enters a different world altogether and that night I snuggled into the bed and slept like a baby.
Morning was lit with a light sunshine and my husband’s pleasing
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