"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


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.


It’s a romantic beginning to any adventure.



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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