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Essay on “A Journey by Boat” Complete Essay for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

A Journey by Boat

          I had always been curious about a boating excursion and yearned to have one. The opportune time came last Sunday when early in the morning, my friend, Satish, came to me with a proposal. I at once accepted the proposal and thus grabbed the opportunity.

          Satish, an extrovert as he is had roped in two more of our common friends, Dinesh and Naresh. We all four moved towards the river Yamuna. To my surprise and delight, Satish had already settled the terms with a boatman and he was there on the bank of the river waiting for us.

          It was late in the afternoon. We embarked the boat most jovially and inquisitively. Satish took out his flute and started playing it as the boat moved. Then ripples in water were a wonderful sight as I discovered and particularly so, as the moon soon appeared in the sky and spread its silvery beams on water. The waves and ripples in the river seemed to be playing with the beams of the sun.

          As if in a sudden fit of frenzy, Dinesh got up and started dancing. Perhaps subconsciously not desiring to be left behind, we all joined him in his frenzied movements arising out of sheer joy and freedom from anxiety and worldly concern that the moments offered us.

          Having enjoyed ourselves and after finishing all the fruits, chocolates and other stables that we had brought with us, we asked the boatman to start the journey backward. I can never forget this happy journey in the company of my best friends in life.

 

Essay No. 2

 

A Journey By Boat

A journey by boat is not a common thing for me. I have sat on a boat once in my life. so it was full of interest for me.

Once I had to go to Allahabad to join a ceremony. Many other relatives had come. It was bathing day. So we decided to go for a bath in the Ganga. We deiced to go on boat from Baluaghat to Sangam. The idea was liked by all. So we started on foot on Baluaghat. We were 16 in number. Many boatmen requested us to sit in their boats. We chose a small boat painted in blue. The wages were settled and we sat I the boat. There were two boat- men. They asked us to sit properly on both the sides of the boat.

The boat sailed. It moved gently. We saw the building on the banks. It was a pleasant sight. We were going downthe current. So the boatmen had not to work hard. We passed by the side of the famous fort of Allahabad. It was built by Akbar. In about an hour we reached the Sangam.

We took off our clothes. Then we took bath in the water. The water was not very deep. There was a large number of tortoises. Children feared them. As soon as we had taken our bath, we got into the boat again. The evening was drawing near. We wanted to return home quickly.

The return journey was difficult. The boat was going against the current. The boatmen had to work hard at the oars. We saw the glorious sun- set. It was a beautiful sight. The sun’s rays made everything red. The weather was clear when we started. Boats of different shapes and sizes passed up and down the river. Men, women and children were taking bath on ghats. The breeze was blowing. Some boats with worshipping materials were also there so that one can worship Ganga Mata. The sun was going to set. It was a lovely scene.

Now suddenly, the sky in the west became dim. The boatmen cried ‘ A storm’. They seemed to be frightened. So we became more frightened. The storm was growing furious. We were in the middle of the river. The water rose high. It dashed against the boat. The boat shook from side to side. Some of us moved from their places. The balance was disturbed. The boatmen stopped us. The y asked us to sit still and repeat ‘Ram, Ram’. The boatmen worked harder and harder. But it was now quite dark. We lost home of life.

Suddenly the boatmen cried ‘ the bank, the bank’. We had reached the bank. We thanked Goel for saving us. We got down quickly and put our feet on the ground. We paid fifty rupees to the boatman. My wife also gave him twenty rupees. It was  singular experience. It was an adventurous and charming journey. I still remember the scenes  of this journey. They were so beautiful,    they recollect in my mind again and again. I have never seen such scenes again. It became a memory journey.

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