ride a scooter to morjim beach just before the sun comes up. as you approach the beach on a narrow road a line of tall trees opens up to the wide sandy space. that's the nicest thing about morjim; it’s a beach with a beautiful character. on one side is a mini forest and on the other the beach. it is also the nesting ground of the endangered olive ridley sea turtle. the local forest department has marked their nests with sticks drilled into the sand. but it's evident that visitors pay no attention because human activity at nearby shacks is too close for comfort for the animals. plastic bottles strewn around the nests speaks about neglect and arrogance.
take the highway in the direction of karwar towards karnataka and take a detour after the main town of panjim. you will see old goa then and its landmark the basilica of bom jesus. “... the basilica of bom jesus is a unesco world heritage site. the foundation stone was laid on 24th november 1594, and completed on 15th may 1605. it was raised to the status of a minor basilica in 1946 and is considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture in goa. The church is called bom jesus, meaning ‘good jesus’ or ‘infant jesus’ to whom it is dedicated. The basilica holds the mortal remains of st francis xavier.”
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