By 5 pm shikaras and the house-boats start stationing themselves for the day. Ours was slowly making its way to our origin. By 6 pm we are back to landmass, after a fulfilling experience. Paid a tip to our driver for his humbleness and professionalism. Took an auto back to our hostel, and most of the aisles were blocked. Just then I realized today is Good Friday and a lot of people are in churches and streets. Our evening was spent in the same cafe where we had breakfast, on some nice seafish & pasta. Later in the night we just sat on the soft sand, with the waves of the ocean drowning our toes.
A Day of Doing Nothing and Beach Football
We had to vacate our beds by 10 am, and our return bus to Bengaluru was at 8 pm. With an entire day to us we tried to explore places to see. Ultimately we thought lets spend the day by keeping ourselves lazying around. We went to yet another cafe/restaurant, just next to Cafe Catamaran. This one was completely empty and we entered at a time when they haven't even started their own day. We told the friendly lady that we had enormous amount of time to us, and that she could prepare what she thought would be the best for us, for lunch. She gave a smiling nod and went downstairs to prepare our meal. In the meantime we sat there on the mattress and kept ourselves busy staring at the vast ocean. I also fell asleep for about 30 mins I think.
The lady came exactly after 2 hours, and nope, we didn't complain for the delay, et al. The typical Kerala rice with mango fish curry, fish fry, and spicy fish gravy, with a bhindi sabji. That has to be one of the tastiest meals I've ever had (yes, I know I've said it a lot of times). That mango fish curry was a killer.