What I wanted to say was that this habit of mine is troublesome when I visit someone for an overnight stay. If the household contains one or two unfortunate ones like me who can’t sleep long, it is fine. The family will be used to the disturbances created by the early risers. If it is a family of late risers I am in trouble. I will be wide awake at four and to stay in the bed would be a torture. If I get out of the bed I am bound to switch lights on, make some noise or the other and be a nuisance to those fortunate ones who would be enjoying their beauty sleep. I can get out of the house for an early walk but it involves requesting the lady of the house for permission to enter her bedroom and take the front door keys from under her pillow.
It was raining when we left Pune and it rained the whole day. The effect of some depression in Arabian sea. We drove through the rain all the way back to Goa. But the clouds cleared up for sometime just as we were descending the Chorla Ghat between Belgaum and Goa, and the view from the top of the ghat was breathtaking. Both the sets of pictures are here.
|The view of 'Betal Tekdi' as we started the climb - from behind the Loyola High school, Pashan Road.|
|The path runs through a wooded stretch, very pleasant early in the morning.|
|The sun appears behind the shrubbery as we reach the top.|
|The plateau at the top|
|A view of the city of Pune - as seen from the tekdi.|
|Another wooded stretch on the way down|
|My sister in law lights some lamps and flower pots to celebrate Diwali|
|The clouds hug a section of the Sahyadri - one may easily mistake the look for the waves of the Arabian sea breaking on a hill slope.|
|If one can extend the imagination, one may even imagine the Himalayas|
|Clouds part to allow the camera to capture small stretches of tilled land in Sattari taluka.|
|Such a wonderful sight. Feel sad to think that we are bent up on destroying it|
|The final shot before Iam back in the car.|
|But not before capturing these way side flowers enjoying the unexpected shower.|