Start of another cycling day
A beautiful sunrise
You can take this kind of pic only when the roads are really empty
Finally a non-misal breakfast! Bharathi digs into a plate of poha.
The climb to the top of a hill gives you fabulous creek views
The island fort of Suvarnadurg and its coastal consort fort of Kanakdurg
A local shipbuilding yard - see the boat being built.
I find a welder to fix my pedal - it has fallen off again
We take a shortcut by cycling across a beach to avoid a long loop of the road
What amazing fun to cycle on the beach
The seaweedy rocks are scenic but slippery. I get off the bike and walk slowly across. Bharathi tries to cycle over, and promptly takes a tumble!
And then she also quietly wheels the bike! Ha.
What a beautiful and deserted beach! there is only a lone fisherman casting his net.
with only the wind and seabirds for company
We rejoin the road by crossing an astoundingly narrow bridge
A huge fibreglass statue of Parshuram put up by a bunch of Kokanastha Brahmins, who see him as their progenitor
Terrible broken roads leave you all bumped up
My pants all coated with salt from the dried sweat.
We finally reach the Dabhol ferry and cross over
After a long long grind up the Dabhol slope and a long descent downhill to Guhagar, I finally found a place to crash for the night. There were no hotel rooms available due to the Christmas rush, but a kind hotel owner put me up in an empty flat. There was no furniture, but we were very content sleeping on the floor.