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The second day we had two superb 3+ hour trips on a canoe, being 'poled' around the narrow canals disecting the island, usually fringed with palms, passing by houses, coconut/banana plantations, Tiger prawn farms, etc - lush, green, beautiful, peaceful - a privilege to experience - and no other boats in sight apart from the ocasional locals fishing or collecting clams.
The third day gave us a day to do as we pleased. No need to get up early for ...
... bridges where we had to duck down or sit in the bottom of the boat. It was a really peaceful trip with lots of egrets, kingfishers and herons.
Local men were selling their fish to women in theirs homes along the banks of the canal.
We stopped off at a few spots and had a local chai and then at the end of the trip Mr Vishnu took us into his ...
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Tuk tuks/autorickshaw used - 19 (+6)
Scooters used - 4 (+1)
... through with the water reaching my shins. At the office we were told there was no top to the canoe and we would basically have to suck it up and deal with it. Luckily on the drive to Munroe island the rain eased and by the time we were on the canoe holding an umbrella was sufficient. After half an hour it stopped, the sun came out and we started to dry off. The trip was really good we passed prawn farms, coconut trees, rolls of ...
... beers, cocktails and ice creams. What you don't really get is Kerala. It has been lovely staying here, but it is more "holiday" than traveling. After a few days the shop workers, who sit outside their stalls trying to enticing us to "just have a look" either don't bother, or just say hello now. The first few times you walk along the cliff top past their shops, they put a lot off effort into calling, they quickly realize that we are not on a shopping trip. Our ...