When everything was going just perfect, our boat suddenly refrained from moving ahead. Anna checked the motor if it had stopped unalarmed. It didn’t! Then what would be the reason of such hesitation?
Anna rechecked what had come in between our way. With a pin drop silence spread across the boat, Anna managed to break it confirming that a large mangrove log had managed to block our way by residing just below the boat.
That moment seized for a while for us and we intuitively picked up our phones to see if our phones were hit too or could get us at least some signal to call for help! Sadly, they had refrained too. We finally decided to redirect our energies in pulling the boat backwards so as to return back to the backwaters and be safe.
Anna kept calm. He calmed us too. He then got down the boat on the log with his lungi half folded to his waist and instructed us to adjust ourselves. We obeyed .After a few hassles and instruction flows, finally one side of the boat had to bear a slight tilt and we could easily move ahead over the log.
With our accomplishment voices growing louder, Anna ensured he always knew how to direct the boat in such situations. When OMG! voices silenced, we continued our journey yet again hoping to see ourselves on the overland in the same state as we had entered the boat in!
We then crossed similar 4 canals each stretching 1 km in length. The experience grew more thrilling after we had passed these canals one after the other.
Anna boasted that he worked here from morning 8am to 5pm with 1 ride per day on the weekdays and 4-5 rides on weekends. In his free time, he would go fishing with the fisherman for fresh prawns.