(Hiawatha in Goa!)
Among all the experiences I have had travelling across the world, gently sailing on a lake in a canoe expertly handled by a dimunitive Finnish lady, listening to the enveloping sound of stillness of village life in Goa, with only the pant of 2 swimming dogs as symphony, must surely rank pretty high.
It was about a month ago that I found myself peering straight ahead from the bow of a little canoe in a lake set amidst the verdant and extremely quiet landscape of Olaulim, Goa’s wonderful little village I had written earlier about.
Savio & Pirkko have cracked it – they have figured out what life is all about. And to let you in on the secret – it is about having a warm, open house set in lots of open land, fronted by a placid, quiet lake, having a huge menagerie of pets and a group of neighbours, well-wishers and friends around on most holidays. It is called Community and it is something most people do not have.
(All photos courtesy Pirkko & Savio)