Greetings from Kumily, India, near the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, one of 28 Project Tiger areas in India. Tomorrow I head out at 5 am for a “jungle safari” through the Western Ghats, a mountain range smokily meandering over the border between the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. I have serious doubts we’ll see tigers. I may not see anything, as the 5 am departure time may have me nodding off the rest of the day.
So for now, part two of beach languid in Thailand, and then: ELEPHANTS!
In the bay Le Passe Temps faces, craggy limestone islands jut up through the waves like the mossy teeth of a sea monster.
Katie and I at the boat – just like in Brooklyn, but with less clothes!
AmÃ©lie lounges while the pod chair considers whether she’s heat-stunned enough to be eaten without putting up much of a fight.
Katie showing the love to the mom of puppy Siam. It could also be Siam’s grandmother. There are three generations of spotty gals at Le Passe Temps.
This temperate-climate mammal has realized that most of the day in tropical climates is spent regulating one’s body temperature. Okay, my body temperature. Thankfully, we had a pool just steps from our bungalows.
We shared the pool with fat beetles, laughably inept flyers who splashed down every night. It was actually in the water that they showed a modicum of grace, serenely swimming around for hours.
Amelie menaces one.