Monday, February 22, 2010

Kovalam ...

...that's where we spent the last 3 days and had a whale of a time! A true holiday after a looong time and I just realised how much we needed it!
Pattu rolled in the beach sand and spent hours in waters - either in the beach or in the pool (and finished it with jacuzzi back in the room). She has an enviable tan too :D

We had a beach facing (well it was almost on the beach) suite and the best part of it was waking up to the song of the fishermen. Apparently they cast their net at night and start gathering the net to the shore as early as 6 AM. It is no mean job - some 20 fishermen pulling the rope with a song on their lips (to distract them from the pain when the rope cuts into their palms I guess). We kept watching from our balcony, mesmerised. After some 2 hours of singing and continuous pulling, they take a break and come back to it. When we finished our breakfast and got to the beach (around 10 AM), they were still gathering the net and the song took on a higher pitch and the excitement mounted as the slippery silver fish glittered in the morning sun. It was edge of the seat stuff and all of us (lots of tourists had gathered by then) were hoping for them to have a good catch. It was a bad day though and our hearts sank... so much that a tourist who witnessed this effort felt so bad for them that he handed out Rs 1000/- to them! It is a hard life...

Btw, Pattu who has been off diapers for a long time now had to be put on diapers during certain legs of the holiday. She must have been quite confused, coz she refused to pee in her diaper and later at the airport she secretly asked me, 'Amma, am I wearing diaper?' and when I answered in the affirmative, she said, 'then I can go moocha in this?' throwing a man sitting next to us into a fit of laughter :D

8 comments:

utbtkids said...

Beautiful holiday!

Diaper confusion :)

Hema said...

It must have been a wonderful experience for Pattu! That 'diaper'incident is really funny and I can relate to it very well as I too am encountering similar situations, and V has a pretty 'loud' voice:)

The Print Lover said...

Wow, it must be awesome to sleep adn wake up to beach waves right?

And lol on Pattu's diaper issues :)

artnavy said...

sounds like fun- where r the pics?

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Uma said...

All: Yes, it was a great holiday and a much needed one too. And yes, the diaper confusion was funny :)

Art - Pics..errr... will post (Pssst - we didn't take our camera - clicked a few on mobile though .. well, WRLTO..)

utbt - have done the survey for you

Kerala Holidays said...

really nice reading your post, i laughed reading Pattu's diaper issues.. Hope you had a wonderful time..

Uma said...

KH - Oh yes we did have a great time! Thanks :)