>Cochin, India – The programme for the day was a crew tour, labeled “The backwaters of Cochin.” It sounded very interesting. In the bus, the guide informed us that as well as seeing the backwaters by boat, we would be visiting a palace, a church and a synagogue.
To me, a backwater wouldn’t be classified as a place where 2 or 3 cargo ships could comfortably pass each other.
Check out the black water being discharged from this cargo ship. Just in time, because we were right beside the Chinese fish traps.
As we sailed back to the ferry dock, I noticed some real backwaters way in the distance. Becky said that her and her man took an independent tour down the smaller canals for cheaper, and saw lots of interesting life. We were so far away from shore we could hardly see anything. Perhaps she will blog about it?
We had to crawl under the fence to get to the palace, only to discover 30 minutes later that they forgot it was closed. So much for this tour. They seemed to forget about the rest of it and told us to be back to our little boat at 3:30
I bought some more coins, and I spent a small fortune ($10) on the first pack. The second pack was $5, and of course I bought that, too. I am thinking of starting a collection, since I am such a Scrooge it seems like an appropriate thing to do!
I ran into Sass, who had a fantastic bag made from newspaper. The other day I read her name tag – her name is Sass Cheek, and she really lives up to her name. Her roommate’s name, by the way, is Josie Swallows, and Sass is well chuffed to be living with her, as she is THE Josie Swallows of British TV show fame. Together they have a great pair of names.
I bought… well, since I learned of my upcoming Officer’s cabin, with lots of storage room, I went a little nuts (for me)