26/27 Feb - R&R in Kochi
Daily Run 10km Total 257km
|Part of my ramble around Fort Kochi|
I'm not much of a sight-seer, especially when it gets steamy hot in the afternoon. The only place I really wanted to look at was the Indo-Portuguese museum which turned out to a load of dusty church relics. What impressed more was the sound of the big guns live firing from the Indian Naval Service Gunnery School, whose motto 'Hit first, hit hard, keep hitting' is a bit like my touring mantra ' Start pedalling, pedal slowly, keep pedalling (except for tea-breaks). An incident towards the end of my trip took the shine off the day. I stopped in amongst a hoard of boys just out of school. While I chatted away to those in front the little buggers at the back had been ripping open the bottom of two plastic bags of shopping I had tied on the rear rack. I was furious and they all scattered during my tongue-lashing. One sweet lad came back and apologised.
|Lots of red flags around here. It's all too black and white, I certainly don't feel like a work animal, am I a capitalist?|
|These Chinese fishing nets are all along the coast. Here tourists can have a photo opportunity hauling up the net.|
|If I was ever to own a motorbike it would look something like this beauty|
|All rubbing along together on this little peninsular you have a mosque, synagogue, temples and churches of various denominations|
I'm heading for Ooty tomorrow, maybe 3 or 4 days to get there. I'll be first in line for the ferry tomorrow morning......06:30.