Tuesday, 14 June 2011
"From Land of the Free to the Lonely Planet, The Indian Ocean"
The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface.
The Indian Ocean is known as Ratnakara in the ancient Sanskrit literature. Ratnakara means "the maker (creator) of gems". It's also called Hindu Mahasagara(m) in Indian languages.
On June 4th, 2011 we spent a wonderful day at the ocean together. Collecting short film clips for our movie we are making of Mauritius and many beautiful photos.
It turned out to be an extremely beautiful day for acquiring great photos. While breathing in a bit of the ocean air and setting on the shores of the ocean we took in all of the advantages of the day.
Like a lion roaring the waves came crashing to the shores. Struggling to photograph the shoreline waves the strength of the water almost knocks me to my knees.
Almost connecting with our feet. It were as if a tsunami were in the making. The waves as tall as almost 14 ft high at times. Sailboats struggling for their every movement against the strong waves of the Indian Ocean.
As the Coast Guard was certain to make their rounds to make sure everyone was alright.
People scream and jump with utter excitement into the gigantic waves as if they were on a roller coaster. This is the wettest thrill for the Mauritiuns. Anxious to catch some of those thunder rolling waves my husband and I dive in for a swim.
Like a musical rhythm being orchestrated the waves harmonize the notes and scale together a beautiful symphony. If anything can ever compare to the inspiration of God's true wonders; It is the breaths erupting from the bottom of the waters in which God blows to the sandy shores of the Indian Ocean.