How not to plan a trip

Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over, thought I’d something more to say



Imagine a moment , half of a 23 km trek done. I just sit and gauze at the mountains. As the cold wind blows past me, I become more and more at ease, making my peace with nature. I ponder on my life at other days, relentless travel on work, pressure, bad boss, and so many other things. I tend to forget that life for sometime and embrace the now. Oh God, thank you for making this world so beautiful!!

I sit for a while and start descending, knowing very well that the job was half done. All of a sudden it starts pouring, I keep the camera under a plastic bag. And just at that moment, I witness a phenomenon, I see the formation of a rainbow, starting at one end and slowly the semi circle completes. The fascinating part was that it was so humongous that all I could do was to witness it in awe. I tried to capture it, but as you know some things cannot be captured on a lens.

This is the thing about Nature , it surprises you always.

Wonder all those planned travel that people do , can one plan a full size rainbow ?



20 Comments Add yours

  1. Life has many uncanny of throwing surprises.

  2. I am enjoying your blog very much. Reading your stories about interesting places makes me feel like I am there and the photos are beautiful. Thank you for liking my blog.

  3. milliethom says:

    Yes, the world is such a beautiful place, and far too many of us never make the time to really admire it. Your photo of the rainbow is fabulous. Well captured!

  4. bloggeray says:

    Hello Abhinav,

    Thanks a lot for following my blog. You have quite a few interests. I guess multitasking or da Vinci could be your middle name 😀 . Jokes aside, the unpredictability of life is one of its greatest beauties, isn’t it?
    To be frank, I clicked on this post to get some expert tips on avoiding stupid mistakes before travelling even though, unlike normal Homo Sapiens, I don’t much like to travel. Take that! And here you took us on a different (but exciting-all-the-same) journey. 😀

    Happy blogging. God bless. 🙂

  5. Very true and best thing I have learnt is not to have expectations from a destination. It is always nice to get surprised.

  6. L. M. B. says:

    I know the feeling … !

  7. vivalaViv says:

    I enjoy this article.., you are very wise!!

    Vivienne X

  8. Brij kaul says:

    Thanks for following me. YES it is true Nature is so romantic beautiful to describe.

    1. Thanks for following me too

  9. Nice post and great blog. Thanks for following my blog. It helped me find yours!!

    1. Thanks, i also liked your blog, will keep dropping from time to time

  10. Idle Muser says:

    Nature can surprise us in a way which we can’t even think of. ❤

  11. The unplanned, the little surprises–those are the best moments. We simply must be open to them.

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