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Travel Blogs from Kollam
... the water for it's next meal and majestic kites circling high above. we cruised along watching people at work coir weaving (coconut fibres woven into rope), tending to the fish farms or working in the garden tending to the coconut palms, banana trees and multitude of spice producing plants. Life on the backwaters passes at a slower pace than in the cities. As the sun started to set, we arrived back where we had started and headed off to catch our train. Varkala ...
... and covered in woven reeds. We cruised through the open backwaters, seeing the Chinese fishing nets at work and fishermen going past balancing on their impossibly narrow rowing boats. Lucy and the boys jumped in at the first opportunity for a splash around, the boys throwing themselves in from the top deck (well, they are only 19) and all managing to sustain injury from the hull when climbing inelegantly back in. We were going ...
... s seaside fairground area, full of families. One very confident 10 year old girl called Sandra came up to practise her English, she introduced us to her family and brothers. It always seems to be the girls that are the more confident to talk to us. She did what apparently is common but seems to us to be intrusive, asking our names, where we are from, our jobs, the our ages (she didn't but others do - then ask our income!). We did ...
... We made it to Varkala in time, and found a realy nice and clean
This lovely beach town is settled on top of a cliff with access to the beach by high stairs. There is an abundance of accommodation and restaurants which makes it perfect for spending the Christmas days here until we have to leave India on 27th.
27-12 Varkala – Sri Lanka
Departure time, bye bye ...
... and in various states of repair, with crews of about 20 sailors - these guys mean business.
I will let the pictures tell the story.
Later, I'll tell you about my day on the canoe in nearby Munroe Island. (Next entry).