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Old 26th May 2013, 01:04   #61
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Jr. PPG says she is unhappy that she misses her friends on her birthday since her birthday falls on School Vacations, and is quite happy that often her Birthday gets celebrated in some resorts!

Jr. PPG enjoys her cake
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In 2009 at Mangalore on our Coastal Karnataka and Goa drive
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After the small fun filled moments we got out of our cottage
in search of some activities in the resort
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We found a pottery class,
made arrangements for the next session
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Now a days, these are just show pieces!

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A game of darts

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Shelter from the sun!
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Pool - not now

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Another cottage

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Day 02
2nd May 2013
Kumarakom

We had a Pottery session

The Potters Wheel

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Waiting for the class

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Jr. PPG making her pot


Oh boy! She's happy to make a pot!
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Jr. PPG's product!
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Wifey makes an attempt to make a flower vase!



Flower vase getting into shape

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The final cut
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Wifey is quite excited at her new skill
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Wifey's flower vase
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The final stage - Drying
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After the pottery session we returned to our room for some cool AC!

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By 14:00 hours we got out of the resort for lunch and headed to the Family toddy parlour.

Sr. PPG is quite happy to get red rice!
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Kappa
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Karimeen Pollichathu
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Jr. PPG enjoying her karimeen!
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By now we became friend with the chief cook Lijo and the owner Pradeep. Lijo was quite happy to note we loved his preparations. He told me he has presented a recipe in a program taste of Kerala and is in you tube.


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Day 02
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Alleppey

After an elaborate lunch we drove towards Alleppey Beach. We reached the Beach by 17:00 hours.

Some pictures from Alleppey Beach
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Sr. PPG decides to have some fun!
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Day 02
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Alleppey

These guys were having a gala time

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Everyone enjoyed the waves
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Some happy moments
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Jr. PPG had enough of waves!
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Watchful guards

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We enjoyed the ice creams
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I enjoyed a small ride on the tricycle

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Day 02
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Alleppey

By 18:00 we started our return journey from the beach.

We had Chakka Appam (Jackfruit fritters like banana fritters, it was sweet)
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We checked out Punnamada finishing point
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Many house boats were docked
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We checked out this one

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Current going rates are around 5K since off season for a one bedroom house boat with all meals on board. Cruise timing is 9AM to next day 9AM. AC available from night 9PM to morning 6AM.

Took the information and started return to our resort. We reached the resort by 20:30, and straight away hit the bed and dozed off!
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Fantastic log @laluks! Thoroughly enjoyed the pictures. I have travelled through Kerala extensively but that was about 10 years back. So it was really nice to have the memories refreshed! Thanks
BTW have relished your other TLs too, especially Dudhsagar one. But I was a non-member then so could not reply! Oops
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Fantastic log @laluks! Thoroughly enjoyed the pictures. I have travelled through Kerala extensively but that was about 10 years back. So it was really nice to have the memories refreshed! Thanks
BTW have relished your other TLs too, especially Dudhsagar one. But I was a non-member then so could not reply! Oops
All the best!
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Woke up early top be with the feathered friends. They did not disappoint me, they were there where I met them the last day.

Beautiful

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Black Drongo was there waiting for me
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This Robin was very friendly, I was very close and he did not bother

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He sang for me
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Further advances towards him made me get that wicked look !
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Doves

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Swan
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Birdie Video


Cormorant
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Fishes in water

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The lake was unfortunately quite dirty at the banks
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Boatmen on their journey

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Civvy was happily resting
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By 08:00AM we got out of the resort
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We stopped at ThanneerMukkom Bund

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Civvy and Wifey enjoying the cool breeze
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Boatmen were busy with their nets

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The shutter was open
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Lake water was mixed with Sea water due to the open shutter and was salty
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We stopped by to check the board
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Our Destination was Pathiramanal, Alleppey Beach is already done
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We were 1KM from Pathiramanal

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We reached Pathiramanal by 09:30AM
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Water is tested regularly here it seems
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Shells of Mussels
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Some boats were already docked there
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Jr.PPG brings in a bottle of water for our long boat trip

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As discussed the boat guy was there with his boat already. We started our journey to Kuttanad in no time.

A typical scene
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We saw many boats
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We saw many house boats
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We saw a luxury house boat from Oberoi too!

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Our boat journey was fun
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We saw Pathiramanal Island from a distance
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Jr. PPG was quite happy
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She enjoyed the breeze
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It was a long journey

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We got some time for books too
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We saw people collecting Mussels
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They were happy to be photographed!

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Every other moment you see a house boat, like you see an auto in the metros!
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There were signs of Kuttanad far away
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The coconut trees on the banks was a sight to die for!

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They were catching Pearl Spot
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Who is this small fellow?
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Cormorant
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We reached Kuttanad and could see block divided on the lake for paddy cultivation
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We headed towards the paddy fields of Kuttanad
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We reached Kuttanad R Block!
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We were headed deep into Kuttanad
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Wetting your legs and enjoying the breeze, priceless moments

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We saw a govt. boat service

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Abandoned Houses
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Enjoying a morning gossip!
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This guy was catching fish
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A church
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Demarkation
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We saw a hotel by the banks

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Hotel Ayodhya, R Block, Kuttanad
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A video of the boat ride on Vembanad


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We went to a paddy field

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Harvesting was going on

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Harvested grains
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The machine bringing in more grains
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Packaging and weighing was going on
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Transportation
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