Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – Moments

Here are moments captured during the fifth week of our six week stay here….. Happiness and smiles from young girls on a Ladybird! Lone coconut farmer! He’d just descended the coconut tree, using that metal contraption leaning against it.  He then gathered the coconuts he hacked off the tree, that were scattered around its base….

Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – At The Beach With Friends!

Michael and I love the beach and swimming in the waves. Michael and I love dogs. Michael and I love crows. We’ve been staying at a homestay, in a small fishing village called Mararikkulam North,  on the southwestern coast of Kerala, India. We’re in week five of our six week stay here. During this time…

Mararrikulm North, Kerala, India – Of Scooters & Transformers

This is my husband Michael’s first contribution to my blog!!! He’s an electrician who can’t help but notice transformers in whatever country we travel! Without further ado, Michael’s first blog……..enjoy!!!  🙂  ❤ Six full weeks in India, but I wasn’t afraid. I wasn’t afraid of being bored or worried about what I might do to…

Alappuzha, Kerala, India – “The Notary Express” ~ Our Bollywood Movie!

I call this blog our Bollywood movie because our backstreet dealings with notaries in the Municipal Rest House in the city of Alappuzha sure felt like one!  It had all the drama ingredients to make a Masala, a Bollywood movie. All that was missing was a song-and-dance number!  The mixed spice ingredients that made our movie was intrigue,…

Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – Sad Afternoon at the Beach

This was about as heartbreaking as can be. There was a dead baby dolphin washed up on the beach. We’re far from marine biologists, and unable to tell what killed this precious little sea mammal. There were scratches on her little beaked nose.  Marks on her dorsal fin and pectoral flippers. The beach is a…

Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – Moments

This is Feisty!  She lives under one of the blue carts (little tea shops) at the beach!  She is a wary, nervous little dog who loves attention! Sometimes she joins Popeye and Olive in beach play – but mostly she keeps to herself.  ❤ Crows at the beach! The crows will hop along the sand…

Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – Kanichukulangara Devi Temple

Michael and I ride past the Kanichukulangara Devi Temple, almost daily. What interested me, what caught my attention was the gathering of people near the temple – seeming to be cooking food over little fire pits. We stopped one afternoon to check it out. What I’d later come to learn is that this Hindu temple…