"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)

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Beach Parties

When in Kannur, the best remedy after over-indulging on breakfast,  is to take a walk along its beach.

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Pictures taken on Payyambalam Beach, Kannur.


Choosing Your Path

“I dreamed a thousand new paths. . . I woke and walked my old one.”

(Chinese Proverb)

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Photographs taken in the Nelliampathi Hills


As Large As Alone

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With the monsoon finally spent, walks to the beach resume.

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maggie and milly and molly and may

went down to the beach (to play one day)

 

and maggie discovered a shell that sang

so sweetly she couldn’t remember her troubles, and

 

milly befriended a stranded star

whose rays five languid fingers were;

 

and molly was chased by a horrible thing

which raced sideways while blowing bubbles: and

 

may came home with a smooth round stone

as small as a world and as large as alone.

 

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)

it’s always ourselves we find in the sea

e e cummings

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Pictures all taken from the footpath beside Fort Cochin seafront.

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Walking On Sunshine?

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The rain has stopped.

The sky is clear.

Time for a walk down to the bank.

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But I arrive at the ATM only to realise my cash card is lost.

Walking on sunshine, as I return home, feels just a tad more fraught.

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Walking Back

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