Hotel Kumily Gate
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... by the river. In the afternoon we returned to the Park for guided hike. We saw samba deer, a mongoose, monkeys, various birds and a lot of spiders! The spiders were relatives of the daddy long legs, as we know it, and took up a quarter of the surface area of one tree. It was almost like the tree was pulsating when you focussed on the spiders. We also saw fig trees growing inside other trees like a parasite and slowly killing the host tree.
... br> We have a few hours of free time, Geoff goes off to town to see if the can get a booking for a lake tour through the sanctuary while I head for the bathroom for a shower and hair wash, I was going off with a few of the girls, Carole, Hannah & Becky, and one of the guys, David, to a local home for a cookery lesson.
Our cookery lesson was in the home of a local family, the father was a chef and his daughter was the one ...
... but earphones in, face the wall and night night. We meet a guy on the train who says him and his mates are getting a houseboat if we wanna join them and we think why not. So the next day we spend 3 crazy days on a beautiful houseboat cruising the back waters of Kerala - lovely rivers, lovely little villages, lots of birds, sunsets and rises, swimming and a bit too much booze (the swimming and too much booze was not a good combination) which made for a fun and eventful time.
Along our walk Agi points out a frankincense tree and pulls some off for us to see and to smell. Lovely. We hike through jungle and up and over hills. We stop to rest at a lovely waterfall. Agi offers us water and biscuits. He pulls out a guestbook containing aphorisms that he likes. He asks us to write some in there. I write a couple of things. They are not aphorisms but they are similar in kind, i.e. something to think ...
... trimmed belts walking everywhere. Over a million men make the pilgrimage to a temple 40 km into the jungle each year.
We were up and out the door early for our 5:30 jungle walk when we heard the sad news about the accident. Everyone was talking about the accident. At last count, about 106 people were killed Jan 14 around 8 pm (likely all men) when a 4 wheel jeep accident followed by a stampede happened as people were leaving ...