This week we’re back on the beach again – we’ve had something of a run of them recently – some sunnier than others. This one is the endlessly long beach at Ponducherry, haunt of the early morning exerciser.

Get down there around 7am and it is rammed with people walking, running through stretches and a little yoga and matronly types chatting. Join me in gawking at the scene. I did pick a quiet spot, but all the same it’s fairly busy for so early.

At the end we get a nice long look at the beautiful Indian Ocean. Sigh. I rather wish I was there right now. I’ve done a lot of travelling this last year, but not very much of it has been in India. I really must remedy that – there are so many amazing and beautiful places in this country.


This is part of the shiny new 1 minute holiday series – a new one every Friday.

Take another 1 minute holiday on the beach here:

Video : 1 minute holiday : Windy walk on the beach in the Norfolk fens
Video : 1 minute holiday : Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside.
Video : 1 minute holiday : Stand on the beach at Talalla in Sri Lanka

Or check the even newer and shinier 1 minute holiday page for the whole series. Oooh!

Do let me know what you think of this new one and all the others as they unfold in the comments below.