While catching the winds in my sails……

Mark Twain once seriously quipped…

“twenty years from now”, he said, “you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.   So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour and catch the winds in your sails…..”


The remnants of the iron Pier that was used to roll coir onboard the waiting ships.  Alaphuzha beach


The power of the mighty sea taming the motley people on its way.  The in roads made by the sea waters creates a network of canals by mingling with the river waters.  The so called famous back waters of Alleppey and the innumerable houseboat dwellings ferrying tourists day after day.


Guiding light since 1862.  Alappuzha light house, a 30feet high light house has a teak spiral staircase.  The coconut oil double wick lamp was the light source until 1952 when it was replaced by a 500 mm drum optic and DA gas flasher. The electrically operated revolving optic system replaced the old equipment in 1960.  Later in 1998 this equipment was replaced by a 230 v 150 w metal halide lamp. The light house was painted red and white in 2000 is still a manned station.

Back Waters, Alleppey part of Vembanad Lake


It was time to pull the sails down and move forward …..



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