Beat the heat, hit the beach…


While the blazing summer sun tears away on innocent Karachiites, I shall share an experience of fun.
On Sunday, after going almost mad in the blazing heat, I hit the beach along with my family. I tend to avoind seaview due to the excessive sticky dust that keeps flying around (seaview residents may very well feel free to disagree).

We hit a shore strip near Hawkes Bay, before the Nuclear power plant. The area is predominantly rocky, and its fun sitting on the rocks having a nice chit chat while the sun sets in the background, and the breeze blows into your face.

The atmosphere was nice, cool and nothing short of heavenly while the city melted away…

One thing I must add though, is that even if you chose to hit the beach, keeping away from the water is strongly recomended. The tides are high and the sea is rough.

12 Comments so far

  1. Wahidi (unregistered) on June 27th, 2006 @ 10:33 am

    I lost 3 of my cousins on the 2nd of July 1997 at that very spot u went to….although the hut was within the Nuclear Plant’s boundaries…as far as i can remember its known as KANPP….been 9 years since ive been to the hawkesbay…since the accident…..
    and surely one should stay on the shore….rather demonstrating one’s swimming abilities in those waves….and i assure u theres nuthing “BOLD” abt going deep into the sea….

  2. mansoor (unregistered) on June 27th, 2006 @ 10:57 am

    inspirex… that picture is GOLD!!!! im feeling cooler already! no wait.. thats the AC ;)

    wahidi: im sorry for your loss… it is indeed a sad ending when such mishaps happen. I rem. once when we were gone to the beach near manora.. there’s this emergency room there, and i saw atleast three dead bodies being brought in during the span of 4 hours! when will ppl learn.. the sea is not somethign to be messed wid.. cuz it doesnt take any prisoners

  3. sarah (unregistered) on June 27th, 2006 @ 11:51 am

    NIce PIc. :D

  4. Wahidi (unregistered) on June 27th, 2006 @ 12:05 pm

    By the way….
    would be it possible to get a wallpaper size for the pic??….

  5. Darthvader (unregistered) on June 27th, 2006 @ 4:06 pm

    great pic . brings to surface a burnning itch buried deep in my memory.

    wahidi : sorry to hear about your cousins man.


  6. Afreen (unregistered) on June 27th, 2006 @ 11:23 pm

    Nice pic, Imtiaz. :)

    Waisey, one of my distant friends kept on nudging me that if you’re hating the heat so much why don’t go and have fun at the beach. Maybe I will!

  7. temporal (unregistered) on June 28th, 2006 @ 12:48 am

    nice pic:)

    last time i went there was 4-5 years back….the roads were horrible

    have they improved?

  8. mansoor (unregistered) on June 28th, 2006 @ 2:14 am

    temporal: the roads have improved a LOT! except for this one area Gulbai, where the lyari expressway crosses overhead… its all new road, and now takes hardly 15 minutes to get from Jinnah Bridge (tower) till Hawksbay Tollbooth!

  9. Inspirex (unregistered) on June 28th, 2006 @ 7:07 am

    @ Mansoor, They are a lot lot lot better compared to my trip last month too. Actually the area where the Liyari expressway crosses over the main road, is now perfect. There is another intersection (i dont know the name) which has a caltx pump next to it. These days, only that needs re-fixing.
    It surprises me!

  10. te (unregistered) on June 28th, 2006 @ 7:21 am

    that is good news:)

    when i went i had to exchange family khairiyat with the truckers and mechanics;)…(after the bridge) then negotiate potholes and detours…and suffer the humiliation of being over taken by a ‘two-seater’ donkey racer…and the disappointment of the day was witnessing the fallen rock at the paradise point…(it was intact years earlier)…

    maybe next time i visit khi…

  11. te (unregistered) on June 28th, 2006 @ 7:22 am

    the caltex pump? that must be the road which veers off into SITE?

  12. mufta (unregistered) on June 28th, 2006 @ 3:05 pm

    We have tollbooth at Hawks Bay, Man its been ages sinse i went to the karachi beach..

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