It is a long, long way from Seattle to Chennai, India. A long way. Three flights, 18 hours plus. We arrived at 1 o'clock AM. I woke early and was rewarded with sunrise over the Bay of Bengal. It was beautiful.
We were booked into a very nice hotel in the Chennai area, the Vivanta by Taj Fisherman's Cove. The hotel has a wonderful beach and I enjoyed an early morning stroll. I watched a man fishing with a throw net, something I don't remember ever seeing before. He was very good and caught a few fish while I was watching. He made it look easy!
Later, after she woke up, Nonie came down to the beach and we enjoyed a nice walk. It felt so good to get some exercise and breathe in the fresh sea air. After 18 hours on a plane, fresh air is greatly appreciated.
The gardens at the hotel were beautiful and there were lots of crows. I am a fan of crows so this made me happy.
We didn't get to enjoy a swim, but I did admire the pool. It looked very inviting. It was about 50 degrees F warmer in Chennai than in Seattle so it took some getting acclimated.