One of K&M's colleagues organized a boat trip as her parents were in town also. So K&M signed us all up. It was a private boat tour, just our group of 10. We were picked up in mini-vans with air con and off we went. Being a Saturday and a holiday weekend, traffic was light and it only took us about an hour to get out of the city. I took several photos from the van:
A rickshaw parking lot:
A guy walking down the street with a huge vessel on his head:
And proof that it's not like a kilt:
Then we arrived. As we made it before our boat, we had time to look out over (and smell... it was horrific) the water. This guy was sitting on a bunch of jute before it's been made into rope:
As mentioned below, a crowd gathered. Definitely not threatening, just curious. One of the girls that K&M work with was loving it - acting like she was a movie star as they are staring and photographing us. Me, as mentioned below, not comfortable at all. Hence, I've only got the one photo of them.
We were on the boat for about 10 minutes before stopping in a village where they weave the silk sarris.
I took a lot of pictures holding my camera in my hand, with my hands down at my sides. I got lucky with a few:
And here I am with K&M:
I went to bed at 8:30 last night. Tonight I've made it until 9:45. Right back into the routine.