Bike all stacked at office, time to leave. Had to leave at 7..left at 11.30. Office work always tends to be more when you have to leave early
Meeting up with Vinod and Arjun at Rishabh Dhaba, Khopoli
Worries....a cutter blade ended up in a slit puncture. Thankfully it was fixed.
Breakfast halt near Satara
Refuelling at Belgaum
Damn....another puncture at Belgaum
Kali River, Dandeli
As happy as ever.
The Kali River Again
We three with the Indian Incarnation of Ken Block...Mr. Basavaraj in the background- he CAN drift that Mahindra. He treated us with a thrilling drive. He's a lovely driver...and when he's not driving- he is a photographer, guide, adventure activities manager etc etc etc.
The Bison River Resort...came here for some activities. Cannot afford the stay here.
The interiors of the resort
Time for some Kayaking
....and here we go
Feel Free.....well I was feeling scared. That grin is all fake ;)
Shardulseth cannot kayak alone...he needs a driver ;)
...and there we are
Just go wherever you want except the downstream...you mind end up not being traced
Row row, row your boat
Chitchat on the float
Shardul...his fun factor always showing on his face
One life...why so serious?
The natural jacuzzi as you can call it
Thanks to his waterproof cam, we were able to click lot of pics
Enjoying the moments
All refreshed.....a few moments back, we were all drowsy.
Enjoying his clicks, amidst the splash
The flow is so strong...it actually relieves body stress
Yeah yeah...its come out well
Didn't feel like coming out
Mauja hi mauja!
....but then had to come out!
Quite lengthy, this bloke
Blame the poor zoom on the cam...came out grainy.
Would be much longer, if out of its hiding
Time to return.
The soothing waters of the Kali River
Nice place for a stay this.
Who says "The branch that bears the most fruit bends the most"...this one wasn't ;)
Didn't I tell you....his grin says it all
The original Usain Bolt and two nakli James Bonds :D
On our way back...saw a few wild animals, but cams couldn't capture
Its the Giant Squirrel if am not wrong (during our morning jungle ride)
Utter silence here.
Lovely roads to ride
DBA's new skyscraper flat ;)
Parde mein rehne do
Wish the everyday commute was as lovely as this
Lets make a "GREENER" planet
Shardul enjoying the jungle jumps on DBA's CBR
Making entries before rafting
On our way towards the banks
There we are
All excited...waiting for our turn
Our captain Kishan briefing us about everything on rafting
Life jacket briefing
We're going for WAR!
I am SPARTAAAAA!
All the banavati poses
...one more, as if I own the raft
Yipeeee....its our turn
...and the grin stays
Time to push off...into the water
Catch you at the other end of the river
Here we come
....heeeeere we gooooooooooo!
Splash baby splash!
Fun to the extreme
Paddle for your life buggers
Team Left and Right....forward
Open your eyes you morons...you need swimming goggles?
The fun continues........
Yeah we're out
.....and this was one of the eight stages
....and every stage was fun. The last one was deadly. Our raft nearly toppled over
Sob sob.....end of a thrilling ride
And out we come!
Tents at Stanleys Resort
Stanleys Resort....1000 bucks per night per person (including all meals). Not bad!
What thing is this...some partridge?
Crocs in the wild. Wish I had more zoom...there were really big ones on the other side
With a happy but heavy heart....Bye Dandeli!
Clicks on the way
One of the happiest moments
...and this is why ;)
Omlette paav break
Our room at Sawantwadi
Bikes at Amboli
DBA in the picture
Nice thing they set up....cozy and peaceful place to relax
....peaceful only if they are not around
Fulltoo monkey dhingaana
Vengurla beach in the distance...hey there's a dolphin
Never expected to spot dolphins so easily
Bikes at the jetty
Trawlers again with Vengurla beach in the background
Here they come....
Not to miss out on a click
Finally we reach Bhogwe
Watching the sun go down
Aag hi aag!
Up early morning
The clean Bhogwe beach
The other side
DBA all set to leave
On the way towards Nivati Fort
Making our way
This is heaven
The Bhogwe stretch
Hawa khaa'ing for breakfast
Nivati fort in depleted state
Just for a landmark click....while coming from Vengurla..take right from this junction for Bhogwe Beach and left for Nivati Fort.
Dhananjay giving Parle G catching practice to a stray
Halt at Railway crossing
It only stops for Bullets...not for 220s and CBRs ;)
...and here it goes
Roads of Karul/Gaganbawda Ghat....at its best!
Thats Gaganbawda up there
This was a treat unlike on our earlier trips where it was all broken with loose gravel
The final hairpin
Couldn't resist clicking
Too good for not being clicked
Trademark photo ;) We always click here
This one's a trademark click too
We carried on riding...till the sun hit the horizon on the west. Was an awesome trip in company of lovely people. Thanks Dhananjay and Shardul...and thanks to you for watching the pics with such patience.
1545.4 kms of pure fun.