BACKWATERS OF FORT KOCHI
Today we went on a tour through the backwaters.
The temperature got to 37 degrees which made for a very sweaty day! We began on a traditional boat being taken through the natural backwaters to an uninhibited island.
We had a traditional Indian lunch and then transferred to canoes through the man made backwaters. These act as roads for rural people to move around, and were beautiful. We floated through beautiful canopies of trees seeing families of wild dogs play with each other.
I foolishly left my camera at home in fear of it getting water damage, so Mark took all the photos so this photo of a Chapel will have to suffice for this post.
This was the perfect precursor to our overnight trip through the backwaters on Saturday when we will leave from Alleppey, a town famous for its traditional Kochi architecture and beautiful backwaters.
Nick will finally arrive tomorrow after his injury. I think we plan to have a relaxing day tomorrow, visiting some local temples and forcing nick to eat hot curries.