We had many people waving and smiling at us as we drove to each venue. They were so friendly and welcoming. A real contrast to living in London where people are afraid to even look you in the eye. At our final stop where we had refreshments and local food and we were greeted with gifts of a necklace made out of tiny shells and each of us had our forehead marked with a bindi. We then headed back to Minerva for lunch and after leaving port we had our first rehearsal for our concert on Sunday. The Captain has his welcome Gala this evening so I'm now going to go up on deck and enjoy the sunshine before getting ready.
Next stop is Kochi!!! :)