"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Embarking On Adventure

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When setting off on any trip from Fort Cochin, first you must reach the mainland.
The ferry can cut miles of congested city roads and bridges from your route.

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Local ferries are small and invariably there’s a queue of cars, 2-wheelers and auto-rickshaws waiting.
The first boat to arrive usually fills well before it is your turn to embark.
Twenty minutes of gently excited anticipation are part of the conditions of travel.
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It’s a romantic beginning to any adventure.

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2 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    Oh, I do love a ferry ride!

    April 30, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    • Yes, me too. Living here, they are a pretty regular feature of my life. But I still feel an almost child-like thrill of adventure, when we take our ferry.

      April 30, 2011 at 5:43 pm

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