Friday, October 22, 2010

Pulicat Lake

pulicat lake with palm trees
The palm trees lining the barrier islands of Pulicat Lake.
a parade of local hindu festival in pulicat
We randomly came across and had to wait for this procession on our way to Pulicat Lake.
Pelican in pulicat lake tamilnadu
Our only significant bird sighting, a pelican (briefly seen).
road towards shriharikota the only space station in india
The Road to Outer Space (Sriharikota)
bay of bengal in pulicat
The sweep of sand of the barrier islands separating Pulicat Lake from the Bay of Bengal.
colorful gopuram of a hindu temple in pulicat
A typical brightly-painted Tamil temple, in rural India near Pulicat Lake.
local sail boat in pulict
The broad, blue sail of a traditional wood sailboat. Very cool. It looked like a lot of fun. I would have loved to try it for a spin around the lake. Maybe another day! The sail did worrying look like stiched together blue tarps, which, being India, is entirely possible.
dutch cemetary in pulicat
The CouchSurfing group checking out the old Dutch Cemetary. Most of the gravestones were intricately carved and laid with latin inscriptions with a few larger tombs and even an obelisk.

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