Another day off in the relaxed village of Vagator. I'm staying with the parents of a Kodai classmate who recently moved to Vagator. Another old school teacher, Mr Sagar, is also visiting them and Sagar and I went for a nice walk through the village of Chapora. We saw the morning catch on display, which ranged from small flat fish and prawns to huge crabs.
The walk was peaceful as the village was yet to open up all its various shops. We walked past crumbling homes and others kept in good condition, all surrounded by tall trees. At the end of the road was the fishing jetty where the Chapora River empties into the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. We took a bath in the ocean and dried off on our way back.
After a refreshing chickoo (sapota) juice from Ganesh Juice Bar, I went back to long discussions with Baba Ramji, my classmate's father, who re-educated me on the foundations of Hinduism with sidetracks to cover Siddhartha and Mahavira.
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