We freshen up, took some rest and left for the Calangute beach. The street market was just opening. We were very hungry, so had our breakfast in a roadside cafe. The food was awful. We decided to eat something near the beach, but while reaching there we forgot about food. The sea was so beautiful. Deep blue sea and white sand, perfect combination. It was off season, so not much crowd. We were interested in water sports, so started asking about packages. Initially they demanded high prices for everything, but after bargaining they agreed for Jet Ski and Parasailing for 1500 bucks per person. We left our valuables in the locker of a shack. We did the Jet Skiing first. It was for a very short period, it ended even before We can start enjoying. We went for parasailing next. They made groups of ten and took us to the deep sea by a boat. They had a different boat for parasailing, standing there. We boarded that boat and settled down. One by one we did parasailing. It was a once in a life time experience.
Once you are up in the air, they let you stay there for couple of minutes, those minutes can change your life. In those minutes I understood how big and mesmerizing our mother earth is and how small we are. I could see the blue sea beneath me, numerous tiny boats, white beaches and green mountains in the distance. It was so peaceful up there. I had no intension to come down, but they only allow to stay in the air for 4-5 minutes.
The return journey took long time as the boats were not ready. You have to spent around one hour in the sea, so avoid parasailing if you have sea sickness. We returned to the shack and ordered lunch. They were offering various types of sea foods and we were four hungry Bengalis, so you understand, we ordered plenty of fishes. We found some people roaming around with ink and tattoo sample in their hand. One of them approached us and we made temporary tattoos. If you want to have permanent tattoo, there are plenty of shops in Goa but for temporary tattoos you can rely on the beach vendors. They will ask big initially but you can manage to get it done in reasonable price after some bargaining. The food came on time. I tried shark and squid for the first time there. All the dishes were delicies, we enjoyed the food and ambience a lot. Drinks and hookah were also available, you can enjoy those too, if you want.
We didn't have two-wheeler license, so couldn't take scooty, and had to rely on taxies. I strongly advice to take a scooty or bike on rent because taxies are very expensive there and you can enjoy Goa better if you have your own vehicle.
We were trying to find a taxi to return to our hotel from the beach. All were asking huge money so decided to walk a little and then take a taxi. Suddenly we saw a small shop of a tour planner. We were interested to go for the Dudhsagar trip, so got in to ask about packages. They had packages in decent prices and the manager was very good and friendly (I couldn't recall the name of the shop but this is the only tour operator shop near the Calangute beach so it wouldn't be hard to find if you want so. It is in the left side on the way to the beach from Calangute market). We booked the half day Dudhsagar tour, including lunch for Rs. 1500, for the next day. We didn't have enough money with us for advance but still the manager took our booking. While leaving hotel our plan was to have only breakfast, spend some time in the beach and come back, instead we did Parasailing, had temporary tattoos, ate plenty of sea foods and booked Dudhsagar tour. It was Goa, nothing happens in Goa as planned.