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Temple Festival | Kochi (Cochin) | Backwaters

Backwaters

The backwaters of Kerala, extending about 75 km south from Kochi, is a mosaic of rivers, canals and lakes sandwiched between the sea and the mountains. A wide variety of watercraft contribute to the daily life of the residents in this lush, picturesque environment.
Since I was a child, I have been drawn to the water and boats. We spent two nights on a houseboat cruising the backwaters; I could not stop pressing the shutter button.
Waiting for the Ferry II
Small Ferry A River of Ducks Hello The Race Is On
Colorful Laundry V Peaceful Cute Our Boat - Stern View
The Upper Deck of Our Boat Home Sweet Home Washing Pots for Dinner Family Travel
Family Travel II We Were Not Alone! Two Girls
Mother & Child We Get a Little Excercise Card Game On the Opposite Bank
On the Opposite Bank II Typical Foot Bridge Small Market
Political Posters Water Hyacinth Proud Mother
Reflection in a Rice Paddy Family Travel Sisters?
Me Too! Tied Up for the Night Church and Egrets Doing the Laundry
Sunset Welcoming Party Our Boat - Bow View Our Stateroom
Raghu, Our Skipper and Chef Gangplank Morning Mission High Footbridge
Local Ferry Dredge Dredging
Backwaters Laundromat School Bus On Their Way to School
Wating for a Ride to School Freeboard?  Who Needs It! Colorful Laundry Fishermen
Searching Endless I The Titanic
Skewed Poles Palms in Black & White Lo-tech Sailcloth Church
Sand Boats IV Paddling in Light Air Rice Harvesters Reflected Harvesting Mussels
Endless II Threshing Rice Something's Crooked Here!
Lunchtime Out on a Limb Lunchtime II
Roof Storage Rice Paddies I Narrow Path View Across the Vaikundum Cabin Top
Egrets in a Rice Paddy Lunch Break Colorful Laundry II
Watching Us Watching You Going Home from School Man & Goats Dugout Canoe
Concrete Bridge Under Construction School's Out St. Mary's Church Altar of St. Mary's Church
Interior of St. Mary's Church Pulpit - St. Mary's Church St. Mary's The Original Structure
Posters Contemplating a Purchase Mouse Traps Low in the Water
Narrow Passage Guiding Us Through Mussel Men
Morning Crossing Morning Bath Catching Some Morning Rays Morning Serenity
Morning Laundry Waiting for the Ferry I
River of Ducks with Ferry Canoe Oh My Aching Head! Morning Cleanup Sand Boat
Mussel Men II Riverside Retreat Sand Boats I Kingfisher
Canoes Sand Boats II The Vaikundum's Crew