Friday, October 27, 2006


...on a trek, people.
Sahyadris. A trail with many of Shivaji’s forts, Buddhist temple caves and sundry temples dotting the way.

My bag is packed; I think I've thought of everything. Gnawing worry that my shoes may not behave perfectly, but we shall soon know. A little extra bump in the arch contour of my left shoe that MAY hurt after the seventh hour of walking – never say I don’t give you details.
My pack is ominously bulgy and I still haven’t put in the water. The pro packers say I don’t really need five shirts but what do they know. But see, we’ll be consuming the glucose and the chocolates and I’ll be wearing the shoes (hopefully). So that’s 400 - 800 gms off eventually. Hmph.

Do I need 1½ litres of water? YES, I do.
We are taking binoculars but not the field guide.
Camera, tick. Batteries, tick.
Bandana, 1 nos and soft handkerchiefs, 2 nos still drying on clothesline; to be stuffed in.
Too late to go out and buy insect repellent.
Shweta has set her heart on whistles which we ain’t got. Shall just have to make SURE we don’t get separated from group.

Happily in a few hours, it’ll be too late to do anything about anything. Wish me luck, no blisters and perfect weather.


tangled said...

Good luck and good fun and only the happy adventures :)

Sabiha said...

Sighhh, can only dream of having adventures such as these now! Physical challenges these days are limited to levering myself off the crater in my softer-than-normal mattress, negotiating narrow corridors in 2-way traffic and hoisting myself out of bucket seats in cars.

Have fun, you!

australopithecus said...

Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Don't worry Bby - the more physical of challenges will be yours in a month's time. After which you will think fondly of levering yourself off the middle of your bed.

Sheetal said...

Tharunya, Oz: Thanks so much - indeed we had only the happy adventures.

Sabiha: I'll second Nishu - if you're seeking physical challenges, you have one coming your way soon enough :-), then there is the little matter of growing up twins.

Have fun, you!