That is a vanchi in the local language. The experience of sailing in a canoe, right below the chinese fishing nets is really nostalgic. That could be the reason why when I met Captain Ramesh, my school mate after almost thirty five years, he recollected the canoe ride we had along with Joseph, another friend of mine. Luckily these have not vanished amidst the so called development. This photo is captured from Mannamthuruth, close to ferry.