Woke up early, freshened up and went to Phoenix Bay Jetty only to find out that the damn ferry has been cancelled 😂 We were so heartbroken. We decided to visit Ross/North Bay Islands as we couldn't do it the previous day owing to all the drama. But when we reached Aberdeen Jetty, we found out that Ross Islands is closed on Wednesdays! I knew this already and that's the reason I'd planned it on Tuesday 😏
I literally gave up and actually started half-hating (if that's a word) the island!! We didn't have breakfast again because of all this. I think we both gave up and sat there outside Aberdeen Jetty with no plan in mind. Everything we thought we could do was, well you know!!
After a while, we started walking towards a petty shop to buy water and as we were drinking it, a bus stopped right in front of us! It was going to Wandoor! Wandoor was on my list but owing to the time, I'd to drop it. We looked at each other and without uttering a word, hopped into the bus smiling. We didn't know what was in store for us. After a 1:30 hour journey, the bus halted so the driver and conductor can have breakfast. It was just 9am then. That was the very first time ever that I'd faced so much till 9am in the morning 😂
We had to wait for 20 mins until the guys take us to the Wandoor beach. There were people objecting to wait and so one of the guys gave up his breakfast and started the bus. I was still low on energy after all my plans flopped. But this was just for 5 more minutes. I'd no idea what I was going to see after 5 mins 😍 As I was sitting there watching the road pass by almost lost in thoughts, my friend sweared! I looked at her in shock only to see her mouth open wide 😂 I slowly turned my head to my left and it was the best moment of my life so far ❤️ Blue water!!!! Clear blue water!! I was dumbstruck at the beauty in front of me. It was all things beautiful, I swear to God!
I ran towards the beach happily. The driver adviced us not to get deep inside water as there is a risk of crocodiles coming by anytime there. We drank tender coconut there and enjoyed the beach/water and clicked a lot of pictures.
We then had breakfast, sat on the beach again and sinked in the view as much as we could. I saw different water animals on the shore as the waves come in. This is a totally non-human intruded place! Lovely ❤️
Around noon, we took a bus back to Port Blair. We had realised by now that a no itinerary day is worth enjoying too. We reached Port Blair, had lunch and took a bus to Chatham. The oldest saw mill there was closed but we weren't disappointed. We noticed a queue and went near by. People were buying ferry tickets to some place (I don't remember the name) The lady issuing tickets told us that's where Mount Harriet is - the mountain behind our ₹20/- notes. We hopped in paying just ₹ 10/- each and we reached the place. Had some fun there and returned back.
Post lunch at the "Lighthouse Restaurant", we attended the Light and Sound Show at the Cellular Jail and it got me very emotional. The pain our ancestors had to go through for Indian independence is beyond describable. Only prayers for them. We were too full of emotions that we skipped dinner! Ah well, we had eaten a lot for lunch too. We sat there in a food court near by and called our next hosting Resort guys if the booking via Goibibo is confirmed. We had learnt this the hard way! The booking was confirmed so we finally took a relaxing breath and went back to our homestay and called it a night. We had to visit Havelock Islands the next day in a private mini-cruise ❤️