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... were enjoying a day out. There were a few attractions around the place, including an aquarium.
Sirasan mentioned that he was from Thrissilery village which the attendant seemed to like, and so he let us in for free. Judging the state of the fish tanks, I'd have happily paid just so they could get some cleaning equipment.
By this point the sun was out, and we decided to amble around the circumference of Pookot. My fatigue was kicking in now, so I would ...
The next stop on our Wayanad tour was to a #nature reserve to the east of where we were staying.
We took a tuk-tuk from the station, to the entrance of Kuruva Island. Admission was, naturally, split between nationals and foreigners, though there was also a charge for bringing a camera and, such is their avidity to keep place clean, for taking in a plastic ...
... the mountain's river (where local people bathe) and a spot of wildlife watching.
As with the others, Sajeev (Sivankaran's bro) took to using the camera with great enthusiasm. Madhu had also brought his camera along for the trip, so we made sure to take DPPs for both.
At 12:30 the temple ceremony finished, and we followed the chanting guys briefly before descending, putting on our shoes, and getting on the bus, back through the winding rainforest roads...
... had to keep saying "No performance".
They all popped by to say Bye and I thanked them for all they'd done ("Nah Ni"), apologised for not being able to join them ("Ksha-mi-ko-ku") and wished them a happy Christmas ("Happy Christmas").
After an interrupted evening, I was very lucky to have the females of the house, and surrounding houses, on hand to offer up respite food and liquid.
By 11am I was beginning ...
... waving, but generally staying together and looking where they are directed. Even those that venture away from the group will mainly quickly take photos, maybe politely saying thank you, or answering a question about their country of origin.
Now imagine a (quite beautiful, blue eyed, light haired) woman who spends her time in the village doing her own thing, interacting with the locals directly. She speaks English, accompanied by gestures, in a ...