India: We Arrived in the South!

Tuesday – 25th

It was another early start, as we were to leave at 5:15 am. However we got tea and coffee which made up for it. The trip from Madria to Kanyakumari was more of a recuperation from the early start with everyone sleeping the majority of the journey. We got a breakfast of rice and sambar which was nice.

We arrived at our destination at about twelve and the views were amazing as we were staying on the roof.

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After some rest and lunch of rice and sambar we started our journey to the fishermen’s village. When we got to the village, we gathered a bit of a crowd as we walked to our destination a local fisherman’s house. After some tea and a talk with the local priest we went down to the beach for a Q&A with some of the fishermen. There was a bit of back and forth with the fishermen interested in British fishing culture. It was an interesting exchange and left food for thought. The kids had taken quite an interest into us especially Josh who had acquired an entourage.

After a bit of socialising with the kids we left for dinner. To our enjoyment we were able to order our own meal. So after some of a different dinner than usual we set off for our accommodation and arrived for about half eleven for another early start the next day.

Wednesday – 26th

The first rule of driving in India is that there are no rules.

05:30 was when we had to be up for to see the sunrise. It was surprisingly cold and there was a howling wind. This was optional as breakfast wasn’t until seven.

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Sadly it was cloudy.

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After breakfasting on toast and omelettes we walked down to the beach. Our path was through a big market and people bought bits and pieces. I got a couple of pearls for my sister.  There is something special about this place as it is where three different seas meet and it also has a giant statue on it’s own little island, so it’s pretty cool.

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The first leg of the journey back to Chennia consisted of one thing. Sleep. All of the long days and early starts had gotten to everyone.

We arrived in Tiruchirappalli And we were quickly reminded of Indian driving. Everyone thinks that they have right of way, especially the two wheelers who I think drive in their own little bubble. I’m surprised we haven’t seen or been in a crash yet.

The hotel was really nice, the room amazing, the bed was comfortable and most importantly there was WiFi. Everyone was happy to get in touch with the rest of the world. Dinner was had and as soon as everyone had their fill of the internet for the day we retreated back to our rooms and I at least fell right to sleep

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