Varkala is noted for having beaches
that hug dramatic cliffs, and we found that this was certainly the case.
A notable drawback of this set up is that all the refreshment stands are
on the tops of the cliffs, which makes for a long walk when you are hot
and really looking forward to a cold drink!
On the other hand, the beach and the waves
were fantastic, and there were even lifeguards. Of course, as you can tell
from the picture at right, we were glad we never had to rely on them. This
is a great picture: the plump lifeguard, facing away from the water, chats
on his mobile phone while smoking a cigarette. Awesome!!