Travel Blogs from Port Blair
One thing is for sure about traveling for an extended period of time....the return flight doesn't suck! There is no feeling of those vacation blues one gets as you begin the departure process after a great trip. Rather you're filled with excitement as you start thinking about the next destination and all the new adventures/shared experiences it will bring...As I write this, I am thinking about all the great chili crab I will be eating ...
We went into town and found an opticians who said they could fix my glasses but it would take an hour and cost 45IRS so we said we would pick them up after lunch. We decided to head down to the pier and catch a ferry over to Ross Island, we caught the government and they made us all wear life jackets. They had a boat go down a while ago so I presume they are very cautious now. We saw a cruise ship come ...
Birds seen during the trip
1. White Rumped Munia
2. Dollar Bird
3. Hill Myna
4. White Headed Starling
5. Greater Racket Tailed Drongo
6. Collared Kingfisher
7. Common Kingfisher
8. Stork Billed Kingfisher
9. Pacific Reef Egret
10. Red Breasted ...
... in front of us. The culture of pushing in India was the worst that we had ever experienced and you really had to be tough and rude in order to keep your position in the queue. Half an hour later after standing in a packed queue in 35 degrees we finally got our tickets and we were finally on our way. The ferry took us 3 hours and gave Em the worst sun burn that any of us had seen, her arm had turned as red as an Islay lobster... However after those three hours we arrived ...
... two-and-a-half hour ferry is a breeze, getting back is another story altogether. Oftentimes passengers must wait as long as four hours to buy their return tickets. If they happen to be right up by the wicket at 4:00 p.m. the window slams shut and they're told to come back in the morning.
One thing Havelock Island has going for it is its climate. Walking down the road in the heat of the day - 39C maybe ...