Last weekend was our short getaway-from-Ooty trip to Aleppey, sailing down the backwaters. Initially, meant to be for four of us, in the Velcro-effect in our family, numbers grew and grew till we were 12 and we had to hire another boat.
After the efforts of organizing the trip and coordinating everyone's schedules and travelling the 300 km from Coimbatore to Allepey besides babysitting 8mth old to 80 year old father, it was bliss to get on the boat and just be.
Im just putting in pics in the hope they say it all.
My niece Gigi with her son . Rebel-teen nephew Sajit, happy to be away from parents. And EAT all day!
Sindhu and my niece, Haru. Happy to be away from college.
Junior nephew Sanjay - his parents were the trial- constantly calling to find out how he was. Blisffuly, signals became very weak.
More people on the other boat. Cousins displaying unseemly 'Titanic' spirits; to the horror of their kids.
The very comfortable deck.
Meals are provided. You don't have a choice of menus. You don't have 'something to see'. Just drift down and sleep and eat. Heavenly holiday.