Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – Six Week Vacation Summary

Our six weeks along the southwestern coastline of Kerala was memorable for sure. I thought the best way to summarize our time was to list key words and thoughts: Popeye, Olive, Yoda & Feisty Zena and Nipples Crows Feeding the dogs and crows at the beach Fishermen beach Fishermen Fishing boats Early morning fish markets…

Kochi, Kerala, India – The Boat Maker

Driving north along the scenic, coastal road of Route 66, Michael and I passed a boat maker. We stopped and had a look! Michael once built a a cedar strip canoe  – 16ft Peterborough – and was very curious about the craftsmanship of these handmade boats! How did this stuffing work?  What was it made…

Kochi, Kerala, India – Chinese Fishing Nets

As Michael and I continued driving north along the scenic ocean drive, Route 66 we entered into the district of Kochi.  Here, we discovered a few backwater canals with Chinese fishing nets. The look of them is very distinct, ancient even.  These are popular tourist attractions as it is not the usual fishing way in…

Kochi, Kerala, India – Into the Big City!

Michael and I were up and on the road early, to first have breakfast before starting the hour and a half scooter ride into the city of Kochi. On our way to have breakfast, we had to wait at the train crossing. The safety barriers are manually, well to be more literally correct – womanly…