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... and meditation, great food and wonderful sunny days as always. As we left on our last day a sad feeling overcame us, on one hand we were so sad to leave this little oasis of calm and beauty that had given us everything we had needed in abundance, at a time when we were seeking some calm. On the other hand we were on the move again, and who knew what the next leg of the trip would hold in store for us, so as the saying goes "as one door closes, another one opens"
We caught ...
... Once down we have a very nice surprise, a new piece of road which we can roar along at 80kph. (Normally were doing 20 to 30 kph) This is across a flat lunar landscape plateau where we came across a herder with about 100 goats of all sizes, colours and breeds. They must have adapted to a diet of sand and gravel as there's no sign of greenery. Beware the concrete fords across the road that can throw you 200mm off the saddle if you don't stand up in time. At one ...
... tomorrow morning.
... which was just what we needed after our efforts. Refuelled we headed downhill chased by some local boys who had decided to race us, they kept up for a pretty long time but in the end wheels triumphed and we were left to enjoy the views in peace. The day finished with yet another moment of Joe and Helen stupidity as we cycled past the last guest house in a misguided attempt at reaching the next town, this exploit led to us cycling along a mountain road in the pitch black. Only ...
... horrendous roads, I will steadfastly stick with my original assertion:
That was the best $40 I ever spent.
Total distance covered: approximately 117 kms
Total driving: 6 hours
N.B – If you want to see what Rohtang is like; several episodes of the History Channel's Ice Road Truckers series spinoff ‘IRT Deadliest Roads’ deal with truckers crossing the Pass to deliver ...