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Relaxing day at the pool, on a canoe, massage and sunset viewing
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We have breakfast on the houseboat then set sail to our resort. The chef makes me scrambled egg and earl an omelette. And mountains of toast. The fresh fruit plate is yummy. With discussion over what the yellow banana is, it's Kerela banana. It's a sweeter more bananary banana. We dock to find we are at the wrong resort, undock and sail ten minutes …
... seen, obviously out with other punters. This turned out lucky for us as we were quoted $8US and were on the boat and on our journey. This turned out to be quite relaxing and scenic. We passed many different birds going about their business as we did locals doing their chores by the waters edge. We passed many of the large houseboats that ply the waters and earn their living here by giving tourists that bit of luxury that obviously many crave. As usual for this type of ...
... view. We were also right next to a bird sanctuary that was lovely, if a little sweaty (it’s ridiculously humid here) to walk around – even though we never actually saw that many birds.
We spent 3 glorious days lounging by the lakeside reading, watching the boats, tackling crosswords and walking along the canals. We also took a boat tour of the narrow backwaters to get a glimpse of what life is like ...
... being in our big flashy 'otel, apart from the telly and our plush room there was a pool and lifts and corridors. Our train was late afternoon and we didn't have to check out thankfully so we hung out. As we went to leave and asked for a taxi to the station,we said our goodbyes and thank you's and the manager, one of the many, who'd greeted us when we first arrived and really looked after us, offered us a ' free' taxi to our destination Ernakulam! 200 km away. Not quite sure what ...
... mind. Note the many photos of trucks - even though Willingdon Island is small and not on any main thoroughfares, there are a surprising number of trucks on the roads at all times.
After wandering a bit, we managed to find a ferry stop! Success! But no! It was the wrong ferry. What transpired was exactly the sort of funny exchange that you can only appreciate when in the midst of a completely enjoyable interlude out of normal ...