Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – Sun & Surf & Crows & Eagles & Puppy Play!

Doing our five minute walk to the beach from our homestay, Arakal Heritage we were joined by our friends Popeye and Olive!

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Another friend joined us! She is younger than Popeye and Olive, lives at the beach under this cart and is full of feistiness!!!

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Michael was excited to play in the surf! Popeye wasn’t the least bit interested!

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Olive wasn’t too impressed with the surf!

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Popeye, Olive and feisty friend (not looking feisty now!) watched Michael in the surf!

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Michael playing in the surf!

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Diving in!

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In the wave! Can you spot him?

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Popeye walks to meet Michael!

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Doggie queue for love! Popeye, then Olive, then Feisty!

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Crow!

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Might be a lesser fish eagle? Look at the wings!  Looks like tiger eyes!

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Red-backed sea-eagle

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Walking the beach…

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Puppy Play!!!! The pack grows from three to four as a young pup, maybe 5 months old, joins the fun!

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The youngest pup gets dragged back by the waves! But she’s quick to pull herself out!

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The puppies are too quick to forget about the powerful surf and get slammed once again by it!fullsizeoutput_9be3fullsizeoutput_9be1

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But, that won’t stop them! Feisty is right back in the action!

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However, she does take a moment to gather her thoughts…..

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Then is back chasing Popeye again!

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The youngest was wary of us, but followed us for a bit as we left the beach!  Feisty returned to her home under the cart!

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Walking back, the makeshift fence of netting to protect the grain drying in the sun didn’t stop Popeye from running under it, nearly getting caught up in it, to then slide across the grain as she readjusted her footing to then jump over the wee fence and be once again running free!!!

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Nature’s dryer at work!

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Palm fence!

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A young owl, way up in a tree! The mother is to the right, difficult to see with the branches.

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Incredible India!!

S, ❤

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