Saturday, October 29, 2005

The Wind Tunnel of Peth

Highlight: Wind Tunnel

Minibus from bandra to base, break for breakfast, lose driver, find driver, start climbing.
Fairly easy hike... was kinda sultry on the way up, and just when I was beginning to think this was the hottest hike till date, we reach the cannon plateau.

Amazing wind all of a sudden. really took me back to the north India winters where I think I lost a couple of fingers and ears to frostbite while cycling to school. Ok, not that cold, but the clouds were streaming past exatly like the winterfog back then.

And then there's the tunnel / cave / stairs to the top; weather very well-behaved until we start down, and the the rain comes with a vegeance. As does the wind. Turning the cave into a Lockheed wind tunnel test that whips rain around your head like an aerated waterfall. And the temperature drops some 20 degrees in 3 seconds. Fantastic.

Pros: Very well organized, absolutely up to and beyond expectations.
Cons: We need more space on travelbugworld to upload the snaps. Keeping at 1 MB is great but if the owners decide that some people can be accorded more space for snaps if they take good ones, they should definitely increase the limit. That'll also give more space to write longer and nicer reviews.

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