December 24, 2013

Not all those who wander are...

We just went west.
West because (despite two days of thinking), we couldn't lock upon a destination - none that would sum up the journey before the weekend died, yet take us considerably far, and not so touristy a place.

So we just headed west. Starting off on Saturday morning and returning back late Sunday night. 
700 kms in between.

There was no plan but to head west on Saturday and be back by monday morning, stopping at any and every place that had enough shade, enough food or anything remotely interesting. And there was lots to look around as we got out of Bangalore and rode through Ramanagar, Bidila, Channapatna, Mandya, Srirangapatnam, Mysore, Krishnarajsagar, Illaval, Hunsur, Periyapatna, Kushalnagar, Bylakuppe.
Madikeri was where we stopped for the night.
Arabian sea another 70 kms off.

Driving is still a skill I do not possess but I m glad to have had a bike trip under my belt. It did take its toll- a burnt face and a hardened posterior.
So there are things said and sung about the journey being greater than the destination. 
Take it literally and you will know that its a foolhardy step. Or maybe not.
Or it is just my internal rebellion to the life where your leaves are counted - so I drift hundreds of kilometers away at the first hint.

Koi Kaniyakumari chalega?

Rest of it (for me) was about pillion rider photography and back seat smart phone navigating.

Rights to exaggeration and bragging reserved.
Its not how it happened; its how you remember it.
No characterisation intended.
Data and information may have been skewed to suit the storyline.
Everything is relative to your perspective.