Illikkalam Lake Resort
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
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We will start with Caleb - a bamboo stick, a hook, a string and a bit of brown dough. Caleb tried fishing once at one of the parks on the North Shore a few years ago. At that time there seemed to be no fish being caught by anyone. Today we picked a spot on a tiny bridge and you could see a number of little fish swimming around. Caleb learned about fish hooks and the safety precautions one has to ...
... It turns out there are less Hindus here and more Christians and Christians, it seems, aren't too fussed about consuming the odd cow sandwich.
Fort Cochin, isn't the prettiest place either, bless its slightly grubby cotton socks. Its most photogenic attractions, the Chinese fishing nets, get photobombed by the oil refinery if you don't point your camera just right, ...
... to our waiting coaches (which were air conditioned) and started out again. Now two of the people on our bus had not seen the Chinese fishing nets yesterday like the rest of us. But they insisted on stopping to see them so off we go to the Chinese fishing nets. It was 5 o'clock before we returned to the ship, hot, tired and determined if we ever heard about Chinese fishing nets again……well.
... and its nice to see buildings other than temples!
We walked down to the Chinese Fishing nets and saw all the fresh fish caught that day, eyeing up the prawns for later ! Then off to get a drink , ended up in the Reggae Cafe , now if you have a vision of a smart little cafe in Jamaican Flag colours its not that ! The cafes are little shacks all in a row, when you go the the fishermans stalls you can buy fish and then bring to the cafes to be cooked for ...
... I had to remind myself that we were not on a schedule, but by the end, regressed and kept asking, "Where to next?" after each little stop, and then promptly tuned out as soon as our guide began talking because it sometimes took too much energy to understand his answer, musically-accented as it was. I just got lulled into too much of a stupor, eventually.
Having said that, I have to also say that the ride was absolutely lovely. We saw ...