We wandered to the beach early one morning to find that fishing boats had circled the harbour and laid the nets for the other fishermen to drag in from the beach. We stood and watched for a while & snapped a few pictures until the lead man called me over and signalled the price of the photos was to help in pulling in the net. This I did eagerly and enjoyed the experience until my stamina failed me and we headed off. Sadly, I heard later that the fruits of their 3 hour labour was just five fish.
My partner Carol and I set off on a 400 day long trip around the Indian Subcontinent. Travelling mainly by local bus it proved to be an extraordinary adventure as we rubbed shoulders with many interesting people and visited fascinating places. We travelled through Sri Lanka, much off India and into Nepal and wrote the book Cardamom Days upon which my blog is based. We wanted the trip to be extraordinary and extraordinary is what it proved to be.
Anirban ChatterjeeMay 01, 2019