its wednesday today and anjuna market is so nice as its so low in numbers , sellers moaning no business tho you quite often hear that anyway ! its hot here in december han , but april omg the sweat just drips from you in this place . extremely humid with a total lack of breeze makes it an endurance to say the least .
look how quiet anjuna day market is , this place at xmas/ny is chaos , even at peak time 12 noon theres hardly anyone there at all , shopping apart from the heat is pleasurable !
end of season starting to really take hold now , on anjuna beach shacks are starting to close down and at five five it is their closing day today , april 2nd 2014 .
after the beach we visited cafe diogo for snacks , and to feed our friends ;)
after here we went up to morjim , its like a ghost town …. anjuna morjim ashvem mandrem all so quiet now with hardly any EU tourists to be seen
then headed up north and hung out for sunset at sky bar with the usual excellent electronic house tech house and progressive music ., and the prime 1st floor balcony location for sunset and watching the surfers .
for dinner we went to marbela beach but it was empty , ovens where off , uninviting and wasnt feeling it today tho when there are some people here its ace , some good parties down on the front with djs during main season .
so we opted for somewhere we havent been before , Roma in ashvem for italian pasta and steaks . had excellent food but with tourists in short supply i think the mosquito’s are becoming desperate … mozzy madness . double dose of deet was needed here in their garden . pretty intense .
gave romas cat some steak , seemed to have a new mate !
after here we went to check on the turtle nests , its been an almost daily journey now for close to 2 weeks to meet the guards and conservation people looking after the site . pleased to say we watched them release some babay turtles!!!!!! yehhhh at last and what an incredible sight to see 2 of them released and well . had to keep the cam flash off , red filtered torches only …
they even allowed us to fire the flash which was a nice bonus
after a big group meeting it was decided the nest is about several days overdue from what might have been the hatch window and they have come to the conclusion that the sand might have become too compressed and packed down too tightly and they are unable to free themselves , so if no more are able to dig themselves out tonight then tomorrow evening or the day after the nest will be excavated . or perhaps they are all dead eggs or have since died . its going to be a long 24/48 hours , but for now the 4 live baby turtles is just fantastic . its been a lot of time spent but in reality worth a daily trip for a couple of hours each day to witness this .
when we arrived back in anjuna on he main roda we saw a cow with plastic bag stuck in its mouth and seemed to be distressed . mrs robster quickly jumped of the bike and approached the cow and managed to pull this huge bag out from down its mouth and throat . very satisfying to see him walk over to us , moo and show his appreciation . he stood by us for quite a bit just being happy again . seeing some of the animals unfed or distressed is heartbreaking at times . goats cows dogs turltles cats we have done out fair share of helping while here , such a rewarding feeling . later that night we visited om rose garden near baskin robbins anjuna junction for midnight munchies , nutella pancakes was the one , and a cup of tea as we just couldnt hack more booze ! sat in the lovely garden and used the wifi for a fair bit . will definitely visit here again .
arriving home and keeping todays animal theme we saw the hotels rat that lives downstairs , seen him 3 times now as he quickly runs to his favourite drain to hide . in england we would be disgusted but here it just feels right . and on entering our room we had a baby gecko , really really tiny , that has moved in with us … india , its a crazy place that we love so much …