Varkala Marine Palace
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... bit. The waves were small and average but we had a great time playing around with the boards... Until Vicky's board decided to smack her in the leg fin first and write off her time in the water. After setting her up on the beach with a block of ice to take down the swelling, I went back into the water for a little while longer. A (mainly!) lovely chilled afternoon, followed by dinner before heading off to catch our night train to Goa, via the state's capital, ...
... and waves dump on the shore, and there was a strong drag. So, I didn't really enjoy the beach, although it was a little cooler than the pool. No surf for Mark, although he did enjoy the ocean swims. The younger local fishermen go out to the horizon at dusk and fish into the night. So, looking to the ocean, there are hundreds of lights along the horizon, making it look like another city out there. They catch big snapper, mackerel, marlin, giant ...
... and yellow=Muslim.
Varkala is perched almost perilously along the edge of dizzying cliffs. It is naturally very beautiful with a strand of golden beach nuzzling the bottom of the cliff edge. The beach has a really strong current and is one of the most dangerous beaches in Kerala and fatalities have been known. For this reason we did not visit the beach often here. The cliffs are slowly being eroded during the monsoon periods so who knows how long ...
... vacation from India, a far cry from the madness of Mysore or any of the larger cities. Everything you need can be obtained on the cliff face, no more than a 5-10 minute walk away. We managed to book our train to Varanasi from Chennai here in one of the travel agents, which was quite exciting. He was a dubious at first, so we gave him a range of dates and we managed to get a 2AC seat for the 28th January. It's a 36 hour journey, but much ...
... baby. Eventually the baby stopped screaming and fell into a slumber lulled by the train moving. The chatty men talked into the night, as we read our books, listened to music and tried to get comfortable. Eventually after the witching hour the hum of the train and quite chatting we pulled down the bed, and slept through from one baby screaming to the other. Eventually we were woken with chai, chai, chai and we got off the train.To what will be know as my cliff top ...