Morning was bad today, while trying to adjust GoPro on the helmet i broke the mount and bumped my head on the entrance gate 😬😬😬. Some how decked up my bike with bags, finished breakfast and started for my journey enroute Cochin.
My head was paining and was worried about how am i going to shoot without the mount on the helmet. After travelling about 2km had to feed my bike. The guy at the fuel station enquired about me and asked me "how is Kerala, do you like it?", I just forgot everything I was worrying about 😊. Never had anyone anywhere while travelling asked me this question. With a happy face I again started my bike.
This was the first time I ever saw tea plantations, I just asked a localite to confirm "Tea plantation?". Repeated the question for 3 times, finally he said "no no no that is tea plantationo", so I had missed the "o" from English accent of Malyalam 😂😂😂. Trying to speak Malyalam is like twisting your tongue to the every possible extent 😂😂. Also Malyalam letters are more circular than Kannada, in short fatter and circular jalebis 😂. But people were humble enough to greet and welcome.
The next 35 km were just awesome, tea plantations, betelnut trees and cloudy weather. It just made my day. For travelling ghat section of 35 Kms I took 2.5 hrs. My eyes, GoPro and phone were effortlessly trying to capture every little thing 😍😍. From yesterday I had been seeing different shades of Kerala. The ghat section in Waynad upto Kozhikode is just mesmerising 😍 and should be done atleast once in a lifetime. Forgot the bumped headache, broken mount bla bla bla 😬😬.
From Kozhikode to Cochin around 170 kms it's a single road so the travel was not so good, my butt had already given up and my clothes were wet due to humid climate. Today did a total of 272 Kms. As soon as I entered Cochin at around 5.15 pm the scenic sea coast with sunset, Chinese fishing nets and dockyard just again made me forget my bodily pains 😊. To reach Cochin fort had to take my bike through a Jetty boat, was 1st time experience getting transported in a Jetty boat 😊. Finally GPS Baba took me to the room i had booked 😊. Cochin fort was ruled by Portuguese. Here places are all set for Christmas celebrations and most of the tourists are foreigners. So the environment was just like Goa and lighter on pocket 😍. This was luckily the best time to be here. Met a European guy who was also on a solo trip for 3 weeks in India, had some genuine conversations with him, was good meeting him. Tommorow will explore Cochin fort area and leave for down south 😊😊😊