Mararikulam, Kerala, India – Mararikulam Beach – Waves, Hot Sun, Garbage and a Curious Crow!

Michael and I returned to Mararikulam Beach the following day to play in the waves!

Walking through the shanty huts selling various drinks, snacks and touristy items….fullsizeoutput_9b22

A young woman prepares a coconut for drinking:

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This area has a mix of Christian and Hindu religion. Not far from a Hindu shrine further up the beach road, is this Christian cross on the beach.

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We made our way over the hot, mid-morning sand mixed with garbage, to the beach chairs covered by brightly colored umbrellas.

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As expected, the chairs were not for free.  The rental charge was 100INR per hour.  That is $1.93CAD.

I have an affinity for crows!  Crows are smart, saucy, interesting and curious.

This opportunistic house crow comes very close, looking to see if we were a source of food!

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He quickly, and correctly decided we did not have food, so looked to the chocolate bar wrapper instead…

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It is difficult not to mention the garbage when writing about this beach.  Because garbage is just as much a part of the experience as the sand.  It is disappointing.  India isn’t that incredible anymore….

S,

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