I used to have a friend who was a seafarer. Every vacation his family would go seafaring in a cruise ship to different countries.

As a result of continuous seafaring he would join the school late by atleast a month or sometimes even more.

This used to happen every single year and nobody took any note of the fact that he would join school late after the summer vacations, as it was well known around the school that he and his family was away seafaring to various countries.

Then my school got changed and there too I had a friend who would go seafaring to exotic locations as his hometown was a completely different location. It was most probably in Greece, so by default he had to do a lot of seafaring.

After I grew up, I came to know of a person, who used to be an excellent seafarer. He had a huge estate by the sea in England and as his home was by the sea .He was used to live by the sea, that sea faring became his hobby, his passion and his past time. His skills at sea was marvellous and one thing about any seafarer is that they know how to tie knots and save lives at sea. They are courageous, bold and extremely well trained and most importantly, they are self-trained.

Being a seafarer isn’t as easy as it seems. It’s a hard work and journey sometimes needs to be done alone with the faith being completely on one’s own self.



Climbing on a tree?

To be able to climb a tree as much higher as possible is an adventure that one never forgets. From that height to see the hills or the plantain views is a memory that we all cheer for ever. If you ever climbed a tree near a sea side, then you will know what it feels to be a lighthouse.  But tree climbing is dangerous and not advisable to each and everyone.

Once, upon a time making a tree top house would be a privilege and honour. Sometimes we would take pastries to eat after climbing a tree and many a time we used to solemnly eat the pastries and didn’t bother about climbing the tree.

Professional tree climbers who climb to bring down mangoes and coconuts from those trees, are very skilled. In places which are outside the city area, trees laden with fruits can be found. Many children learn to climb the tree in the greed for the tasty fruits. Tree climbers also have developed strong calf muscles.

In rainy seasons, small kids feel an utmost need to climb a tree and to sit on a branch. During rains, the tree branches become soft and often crumble, leading to the child getting hurt. Tree climbing is an inspiring sport. Suppose a boy has climbed a tree and his friend hasn’t. He would start gesturing and making face to his friend-“I have climbed the tree, you haven’t, boo-boo, loser”.

Children would climb Mango/Lichi/Guava tree to collect the fruits.

Monkeys climb onto trees with agility and speed and men often try to copy them, but they have forgotten that they themselves have evolved from monkeys.

closeup photo of brown baby monkey

I would never ever advise tree climbing to anyone. Each and every sports has its own regulations. Always maintain your safety and instead of climbing tree, give that tree a big hug so that it lives for more and more years and basks in your love and care.