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Old 20th November 2008, 12:13   #16
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Oh My! Look what you've just started! SupremeBaleno has just started a thread based on this visit to this place, the Mallu gang has just kick started another meet thread, and you've almost ignited the urge in me to start a thread on my visit to the same place in 2006!

This place is so inviting! And the 'karimeen', my mouth's already watering!
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Old 20th November 2008, 12:25   #17
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Wink some delicious moments

all the scenes and sights made us pretty hungry..but there is no reason to be hungry when you have been dreaming abt having karimeen fry for days and the moment of turth was to dawn upon shortly..

there were some fishy business in the boat..or was something smelling fishy?



the boat was docked for the moment


finally, the long wait was over and dreams were turning into reality






and there was a very hungry soul in the boat..something missing in this?


the lunch turned out to be bit heavy even for them, but with the pearl spots on dining table, who can resist?


soon, we were off after lunch and almost all housboats ahd docked for lunch at same time. people have many ways of settling their tummies and this kid choose it this way





but, this seemed to be reaction in the opposite boat


the afternoon heat was too much



here comes the savior..he was rowing along selling Coke, hats off again to the ingenuity
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Old 20th November 2008, 12:36   #18
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Wow, I am badly mouth-waterrringggg seeing that Karimeen fry!
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Old 20th November 2008, 13:35   #19
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Lightbulb an evening

personally, I believe that I should be away from the mad mad world, far away from the computers & idiot box while in houseboats. but came across couple of houseboats with gizmos to keep the customers glued to TV screen


we came across the beautiful chithirapalli church, one of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen


this was chithirapalli church back in September 2006


October 2008


an abandoned home, which once used belonged to a famous family. how would it like be to be living in that home surrounded by the unending lake




perfect spot for enjoying evening breeze, under the shade


long straight waterway..cool breeze, and shade to sit under


discussing the global financial crisis or perestroika? remember the time when you used to sit like this with friends at 5pm?


passed a party gathering on the way


how does it feel to be living here in magnificient isolation?


the shadows got longer and longer indicating that it was time to dock for the evening

the golden tinge was being cast upon..



the boat was anchored around 6pm, calling it a day
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Old 20th November 2008, 14:20   #20
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Smile canvas by nature..

got down for some fish trapping


and was the time to sit back and watch the display of colors by nature







a transport boat meandered by, adding a subject to nature's canvas


We were in for more treat





sometimes, human elements were thrown along


saw a lone man row back home-miles to go before i sleep


finally, it was time to listen to the chirping crickets and get to a good sleep, massaged by the gentle waves (with the memories of the backwater based songs from 70s in mind)
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Beautiful pics mysticeyes. You sure have kick started a "My confessions about a houseboat trip" kind of thread from SupremeBaleno. Way to go.
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Great photos!!!

What a wonderful trip and an unique experience it might have been!

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Just awesome photos. need to speak to my home minister to get an approval for backwater holiday this year
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Just awesome photos. need to speak to my home minister to get an approval for backwater holiday this year
hope the minister for home affairs accepts your proposal pretty soon. cajole,entice, flatter, decieve,beg..do anything to push the proposal through once the minister gets a taste of the holiday,i'm sure that orders would be issued year after year..


Supreme Baleno has posted a great writeup of his trip with stunning pics. guess it saved me from typing in the whole story. after all, i'm still lazy and won't mind another dip down the waterworld
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Mysticeyes your pictures really speaks more than any words , just awesome pics.
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Old 21st November 2008, 16:47   #26
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my first trip was back in 2000, in which i was dragged into the boat by my friends. I was afraid of boarding boats of any size from my childhood after a very frightful experience at Kanyakumari. i felt bit tensed at the begining, but as the cruise gained momentum, i couldn't believe what i was feeling and it was too good to be described in words.

going through the backwaters is like goin back in time..far away from the 4 walls of office or away from the internet and i'm sure that many would love the fact that sometimes mobiles also gets out of range once a while.
simple pleasures of life? its as if you are being transported to a new feeling rather than you go in search of that feeling. i'm wondering how many of you who have cruised regularly gets bored.
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