Sunday, May 26, 2013

Day 6 - Cochin, India

Today was a full day and most of it was spent exploring the backwaters of Alappuzha by houseboat. What an incredible experience, so peaceful and quiet and we motored by verdant coconut groves and rice paddies.

These houseboats are unique to Kerala and are a blend of old and new. The old being the traditional kettuvallam with a thatched roof and the new being the solar panels which are used to provide lighting to the boats.

You can actually spend nights on these boats and the accommodations are not that bad at all. We stopped for lunch at the Marari Beach resort for a somewhat typical Indian fare.

Over the next couple of sea days I will add a bit more about todays travels and add some more photos. Right now all I want to do is get in my jammies and jump into bed. More to follow…

Cruise Stats: 1,658 nautical miles from Dubai to Cochin for a total of 12,164 nautical miles since the start of the trip in Galveston. Captain Flemming said we have about 1,100 nautical miles to our next stop in Penang, Malaysia.

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