Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat
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... people, a small beach, crowded even at night, with Indian tourists wading in the sea in their jeans and saris and sandals. We follow the path along the front and ascend the steps that lead us to the North Cliff - the Edge, where we finally discover Varkala.
The following morning - relocation, location, sea views and facilities. Bamboo Village is our new home. A collection of cute bamboo huts with palm thatch roofs, shady porches, a palm-shaded garden, ...
... get to South Cliff, and indeed we did.
This is an awesome way to kill a bit of time. There are so many cool birds here. Back home, if you see a bird of prey hovering over a field you stop the car and get out and watch it for a while in slack jawed wonder. Here, they're as common as sparrows and he watches them to find out where the best lift is to get higher. Everyone waves at you ...
... to actually locate the Fort in Fort Cochi as apparently it was destroyed a few hundred years ago. The waterfront is pretty dirty with loads of rubbish but it is also full of life. There are these amazing Chinese Fishing nets everywhere that look so cool. We never actually saw them using them to fish and we heard that it is likely going the way of the dodo as it is relatively labour intensive but it still looked so magical against the waters edge and horizon. I'll have ...
... the only guests at our guesthouse, spending our time reading, catching up on sleep and wandering the beach, watching the fishermen come in with their squid and the locals' nightly soccer tournament - the Brazil-ed up team were the runaway winners, beating the
rest of the worlds hands down. Let's see if that's any omen for the real thing!
... very chilled out staff. In the centre of the grounds is a canopied restaurant consisting of a few cushions strewn about a couple of tables. This will become our centre-point for the next week as we meet fellow travellers as they drift through this chilled out town. A badminton court, some hammocks and a giant swing are dotted about the sparse garden. We make use of them occasionally over the course of the week.
Otherwise this is all ...