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Steve Goldthorp | all galleries >> Galleries >> Kerala, India November 18th - December 6th 2007 > Marari beach
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Marari beach

Marari originates from " Mararikulam ", one of the local fishing villages. Here life still goes on much as it did hundreds of years ago, with the men going out to sea each day to earn a living bringing in the daily catch. Marari offers endless miles of superb sandy beaches, but is not suitable for small children. The sandy bottom initially shelves quickly and the large afternoon waves create a strong undertow at the waters edge which would draw small children out into the sea. The local fishermen do defaecate below the high water mark and scurry to the water to wash which is another reason to be careful! The Marari Beach Resort owns its own land down to the beach and so is devoid of such detritus, it also has a swimming pool!
My diary reads: We stayed at the homestay Arrakal, Marari Beach. Owners Ali and Mini very friendly and helpful, we walked to the interesting and vastly long sandy beach with myriad fishing boats landing their catches. These were basketed and sold largely for drying. Brilliant thing is that all this fishy activity attracts a loads of Kites and Brahminy Kites (not Fish Eagles) so I was in seventh heaven.
Had a glorious swim in the warm Lackshadweep Sea, read and splatted in the lowering sun.
Cannot be recommended too highly!

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Guest 10-Mar-2009 17:09
Great composition and colours. V
Raf18-Nov-2008 20:46
Simple and beautiful.