Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Kovalam's beaches

We are moving on tomorrow and I'm trying to get as uptodate with my photos and blog entries as possible. In between jaunting around we spent time in Kovalam itself. It has the long town beach called Lighthouse beach, for obvious reasons. People gather here to watch the sun go down, do a bit of shopping in the maze of little sandy lanes behind the beach shops and eat in the plentiful beach side restaurants. The little lanes get very hot and sticky as the sea breeze does not really penetrate, you have to do quick in and out trips. I visited my tailors in their little wooden shacks, I've had a pair of below the knee trousers made, a full length pair of trousers and a couple of tops, so I'm already for the summer. Keith had a couple of shirts made.

The next beach along is Hawah beach. We watched the fishing nets being pulled in here and got dropped at this beach by rickshaw on our way to Lighthouse Beach, which is pedestrianised, in the evenings.

Around the headland from Hawha beach is the beach nearest to us with the Mosque on the sands. Our house is on the ridge amidst the coconut trees just to the left of the mosque flag.

A little further on from the mosque, around a little rocky outcrop, is a beach we call the Lobster Pot beach because of the restaurant there with that name, which is good for lunch - spot the cow among the rocks!

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