The previous day’s journey had been hard and tiring:
Over 350 km (more than 200 miles), which is a long distance on Indian roads.
But our week of meandering travels had taken us from my home on the Malabar coast to the beaches of Tamil Nadu.
We had crossed a narrow southern portion of India’s great diamond, from the Arabian Sea to the Indian Ocean
A route punctuated by rock-carvings, sea-salt harvests and an ocean promenade.