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... the window. I couldn't really see the guy properly so I sent David out with his camera. It seems India also have a resident gecko man!
This morning was the first round of our badminton tournament. We were playing for £100 for our tally sheet, the trouble is that David is so much faster than me, especially in my current state of idleness. My only hope was that he had a really bad game and I had a really good one. It was already 28 degrees outside ...
... fishing nets made from bamboo and other materials but none of them were being used at the time. They are fascinating structures and have these huge nets hanging over the water which have heavy stones on long ropes at one end that counter balance the fish. It takes quite a few very strong men to be able to pull the stones down and lift the net out of the water to bring in the catch. They are a very popular form of fixed fishing here.
We arriived ...
... of the diesel powered houseboats; the perfect spot to enjoy a more environmentally friendly mode of travel. Our guide, who we had found through his excellent reviews on trip advisor, was Vijeesh, a Keralan man in his mid 30's with a cheeky smile, cheesy sense of humour and a penchant for shorts (which he proudly told us, he had had shipped all the way from Sweden!). The 15ft canoe, big enough for six to sit comfortably but containing only us, was powered by Vijeesh ...
We took a public bus to Varkala, we're really starting to enjoy the bumpy rides with the open windows and insane drivers. We booked into Bamboo Village on arrival into Varkala, where we got our own charming bamboo hut, right on the cliff face. The restaurants and shops of Varkala beaches are perched up on a precarious cliff face with little way in the form of a barrier or fence to prevent you from plunging into the rocks below. Varkala is ...
... it breathing. All of a sudden the stupid thing decides to run towards me, I panick, leap up, get caught on the way up by a deck chair arm & start rolling around the floor. Evil... EVIL I TELL YEE. If it had stayed still or wondered off nicely we'd have been on phase 2 by now! We have decided to do the famous keralan houseboat trip today after doing some research yesterday & choosing a boat. The price was 4000 rupees (£47)-after mark managed to knock them ...