Of Kemari

Apparently, the cost of ship breaking these abandoned vessels would be higher than the scrap metal retrieved from them. They have, thus, been left to pollute the sea. The photograph seems morbidly beautiful, but the actual thing is an eyesore at Kemari. The oil-infested water and the unbearable stench of God knows what is impossible to ignore.
But this, thankfully, only lasts for a few minutes once you leave Kemari for a fishing or crabbing trip on a launch.
Once you pass the Navy check post, where you show identity (security measure for illegal immigrants??) the water turns from a murky black to sea green. Now I know why the color’s called that. According to the owner of one of the boats, the life jackets were a must. After taking a look at the life jackets they usually have on board, you’d chose to drown than wear them.

The fishing itself is usually an anticlimax as all you’ll catch are either plastic bags or very small fish. The view, though, is breathtakingly beautiful. The word, vantage point, would be an understatement. You can see the shore from far away and you can distinctly see a lot of buildings, MCB Tower and Habib Bank Plaza among them. And if you’re there at times of sunset and sunrise, you’re in for a treat. The KPT Fountain adds to the beauty of it all.

All in all, a great place for recreation in Pakistan, but a little attention to the development of the area would be just great!!

6 Comments so far

  1. Imran (unregistered) on January 30th, 2007 @ 5:29 pm

    3 pic from top: WOW!
    Kemari, here i come :)

  2. MB (unregistered) on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:44 pm

    Excellent one SID
    Nice pics ugly place…

  3. Sufi (unregistered) on January 30th, 2007 @ 8:13 pm

    I dont think the place is ugly. Nice pictures..

    Ps, remove the borders use ” border=”0″ ” in the img tag.

  4. fazeel (unregistered) on January 31st, 2007 @ 5:27 am

    great pictures… well little attention can make Keemari a good place…

  5. mansoor (unregistered) on January 31st, 2007 @ 10:58 am

    nice post sid!

    kemari is fun! also.. someday, try going at night.. not many photo ops, but you get a real sense of the ‘sukoon’ the sea has to offer.

  6. UZi (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2007 @ 6:31 pm

    My workplace is in Keamari. And no, it (Keamari, that is) most definitely is NOT an “enchanting” place — not with all varieties of “oglers” (sp?) loitering about everywhichwhere.
    KFC (I.I. Chundrigar waala) doesnot deliver in Keamari — nor do any other outlets — and when your working hours extend beyond midnight everyday, this really DOES become a blegh waala issue.
    Photo ops there are plenty, however — the view from the Native Jetty bridge is kickass at night.

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