early morning at Triund enjoying the cold fresh air at 2800M (9, 186 ft.)


After 5 weeks in Mcleod Ganj with the cold slowly seeping in and the mountains becoming whiter every morning we are now finally basking in the sun.  It took a 12 hour night bus, an all night taxi, a 5 hour flight, a train and an auto rickshaw to go from India’s second most northernly state to within 50km of the furthest southern tip of the country.

With hope of an internet connection that hangs on a long wire tied around a coconut tree we join you from Odayam beach in Varkala, Kerala, India. The heat is amazing as it comes off the Arabian Sea and we are sending you a message in a bottle in the form of photographs from the last few weeks.

The view from our beach hut at Odayam beach

It has been almost 8 weeks since our arrival in India and the experiences are worth a hundred photos. So with a kiss and a puja up to the deity of 3g and wifi we hope wind conditions help you to experience a wee bit of India too.

We’ll be putting up pics over the next week as our connection allows.   Look out for the caption contest throughout, we’ll highlight the photo leave it up for a week, (Indian time…) then see what comes up – all ages may apply 🙂