As far as I remember the rain had stopped just before we reached Mattannur. And from here on we were back to country roads again. Roads were decent except some patches where we had to cross narrow bridges on the Valapattanam river.
Shubham, a friend who was riding a KTM RC200 had a real brake issue. The first thing we did is to find KTM service station at Kannur and got it checked. It was just a minor brake-oil flow issue because the oil was heated too much while riding. It was all okay.
We reach out destination at OceanGreen HomeStay, Kannur around 5:30 PM. The host is very good and rooms are decent. We had booked only 1 room with 3 beds. We The breakfast they serve is authentic home made Kerala cuisine. The home stay is around 300 meters away from the Thottada beach.
After taking a much needed bath we walked to the beach and had some quiet time there. It felt like it was a private beach. There was hardly any crowd there.