Day 1 - We boarded the Matsyagandha Express from LTT at 3:20 PM, started our journey on Christmas day from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (aka Kurla Terminus), we did not have a legitimate railway ticket as booking a Tatkal ticket was a failed attempt. With no better options available we had to travel in General coach (aka chaalu dabba). Though we did not have a seat each for 3 of us, I believe this is the best way to travel with friends, it gets you talking with some help from weak/poor cellular networks. Also this is great opportunity to observe unique individuals.
Day 2 - Any-who, we reached Gokarna Road station the next morning at 4:45. We were sleep deprived hence we were planning on resting for another couple of hours at the railway station itself, but, then one of my friend who was hell bent to be more of a traveler than to be a tourist ( Remember, in a new place, where we were struggling with language constraint), said that we can walk the 15 kms stretch towards Kudle Beach and the other 2 said let's do it! It was dark, the Sun was not keen to come out in open in the wintry morning. All 3of us were excited as the trip had started we left the station, walking with 1 heavy rucksack, 1 expensive rucksack and 1 backpack borrowed from someone. As we reached the main road, we got our torches out, because streets in remote areas are still waiting for lamp posts or lamp posts with working bulbs or lamp posts with electricity. As we were walking, we could see houses, temples and then we had dogs who are forever known as guardians of the streets in dark. Though I love dogs, but not when they growl or bark or come charging at you. More than me the other 2 were much scared of the dogs barking at us. They would loose their shit and walk faster than their normal speed and this behavior intrigued dogs. Now, if these 2 start running then I have to too. So as we were scared of dogs, we decided to stop and wait for a bus or an auto to arrive, after around 1 hour, as it was lighting up we got in a bus and reached the Gokarna Bus Stand. We took an auto to reach the Kudle Beach. As we got off the auto I could get my camera out of the bag and hence -