Yeah I get it what you're thinking, and exactly so were my thoughts as well when I heard of a trek on beach! You go to a beach to relax, play in the waters. In fact, beach and trek don't go along together. And yet I went on a beach trek...
It so happened I got an email from Mamta & Niranjan from the famed Bangalore Adventurers (BAT) about a beach trek. The serene, secluded coastal areas of Karnataka is home to some of the most pristine beaches you'd ever come across, yet without the clamor and teeming crowds compared to other popular beaches. The Kumta to Gokarna beach trek sounded interesting enough on paper. But I still had some reservations though.
And just at the last moment I decided to count me in. My pickup from Shantala Silks was at 8:30 pm, and I reached back from office at 6:45. And going by the famous traffic of Bengaluru on a Friday night I just had 15 mins to arrange my stuff and pack my bag. Snaking through some crazy traffic I managed to reach at sharp 8:30 pm, where our trek leads Bhushan and Rajendran were anticipating the remaining members. Once all aboard we were onto some merry-making inside the bus, in the form of our introductions. Post picking up few more compatriots at Yeshvanthpura we were on our way to Kumta. We were supposed to reach Kumta by 7 am.
Day 1: Trek from Kumta Beach to Kagal Beach