The Palm hotel was only £2.50 each a night, it had the cleanest an most spacious rooms so far, and only being 100m from the beach, it's was perfect.
The beach was a dangerous one for swimming due to having extremely strong rip tides and currents tearing across. The waves here are huge and make a good gauntlet for most the male population of the beach
After a exhausting few hours for me and a lot of reading for Hannah we retired for a shower and some shade. I left Hannah to shower whilst I fetched some water. I returned to see Hannah against a wall in the main room, in her towel. Hannah has a serious phobia of spiders, and a rain spider (size of a dinner plate!) had crept in and placed itself behind the door. Poor Hannah closed the door to discover her worst nightmare, slipped over and bashed her head on the floor before making a quick exit as far away as possible. Even I was dubious about this monster, and then, right on cue the sheet boy knocked at the door. His first job was obvious, and a lot of screaming later Hannah showered safely.
A few restaurants here boasted a good selection of fish which they proudly displayed. Hannah and I decided to risk a baby hammer head shark!! We haggled the managed into giving it to us all cooked for £4, but a photo or two was needed before any cooking of this impressive baby shark.
Varkala was a nice little place, and Hannah and I both agreed this was our second favourite place behind Palolem.
Our next and final stop was Chennai.