A City By The Sea

Coastal cities carry a charm of their own, a saltish taste in the mouth, sticky feel on the skin, a silent gush of wind at night and if you’re lucky enough to spend a night by the coast,  then the constant rhythm of waves orchestrates a magic over the listener.

Somniani is a peaceful,  serene blue beach in Balochistan, often craved by people for its swimmable thick waves and clean coast. Opened only for armed forces personnel or families accompanied by them, this whole beach is to one or maximum two families at a time for as long they can book it till the next family shows up.
Clean huts, proper washrooms and kitchen facilities make this place a must go.

I happened to go with a bunch of friends and family, we barbecued there, played some loud music and bonfired near the water where it’s said that sea snakes crawl into the sand area at night sometimes making it a little dangerous for people to walk barefoot.
The sky is clear and pretty much unpolluted hence the visibility of stars is enhanced manifold and you can see large bunches of them twinkling right above your head.

It’s chilly out there in the morning and the sand sends shivers up your body if you walk barefoot. We heard the wild boar somewhere near our location, which is a pretty common encounter for the people there. Our dog (Thor) kept sensing it’s movements and was restless the whole night, the boar didn’t dare come near 🙂

Sometime,  near sunrise, I witnessed something spectacular in the sea… the waves collided with each other and created an electrical spark turning the whole wave bright blue like en eerie eel had just passed through the waters and vanished! This kept happening for a while.

Such serenity around you makes you want to meditate or pray, I did just that and despite all the sand oozing from my clothes, I prayed into the calmness of time. It was soothing.

I decided to wait for the sunrise and had planned to take long walk along the beach but sleep took over me and I dozed off for about 30 mins on the beach chair, listening to the waves hitting the shore. After waking up, I stretched and walked barefoot along the water line feeling the waves as they spoke their stories to me. yes! You can hear them waves talking to you if you really have the heart of a sea listener…
That walk was one of the most refreshing moments of my trip.
hot warm breakfast and a nice cool shower after that was cherry on the top, until it was time to leave that beautiful beautiful place…. SOMNIANI you are love ♡






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