About 1.5 hours south of Chennai is the lovely beach backwater of Mamallapuram. Half fishing village, half stone carver's mecca, it's a nice place to spend a quick couple of days. Which we did.
It's a small, stifling hot beach town that attracts tourists -- of all kinds -- to its ancient stone carvings. More on the carvings in a future post.
First we needed lunch. What could we be so eagerly anticipating? Fresh in from the bay (of Bengal) was a nice selection of just caught seafood. We picked out a couple of prawns. Not shrimp, the real deal giant prawns. Here's one, served spicy with head included. Mmmm..
Surfing, fishing and strolling all shares the turf/surf. And don't forget the cows (calves) -- they're always around.... and a crow or two usually can be found.
A homemade anchor. It's amazing how people can create something from nothing -- when necessary. Sarah gazing toward the Andaman Islands (she can't really see them, but that's what she could see, if she were capable of seeing about 900 miles)