Bill and Sue-On Hillman:
A 50-Year Musical Odyssey
HILLMAN INDIA ADVENTURE
South India: Gallery 34c
ALLEPPEY BACKWATER IV
Sunset Views of the waterways
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Just when we didn’t think we could take another
step, we were picked up by a long canoe - all 15 of us, plus Sanjay. Mr.
Thomas and the boatman were seated. As Sue-On was climbing in, her foot
slipped on the water and went under the slats -- a nice bruise on the instep,
but not too much damage.
It was a slow relaxing cruise in the dark. We could
see the tiny lights of the houses and hear people bathing in the water.
After a while, Mr. Thomas started singing a folksong. It was echoed by
Sanjay and the boatman with some basic rhythm tapped out by Mr. Thomas
and Bill and me. Of course, Sanjay requested a song from us, so we did
Row the Boat as suggested by Mr. Thomas. He sang another song, then
taught us the chorus for the final one, in which we all participated.
It was about 8 pm by the time we got back to the house
and were served dinner with chicken, etc. That’s when some of us tasted
the coconut liquor…
We turned in by 10:30 as WiFi couldn’t be picked up.
The A/C was really loud and kept us awake until we turned it off. Then
the village radio started blaring at 6 am!
Our cameras do well in low light
We returned to the homestay
for our evening meal
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