Hotel Kumily Gate
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... by the river. In the afternoon we returned to the Park for guided hike. We saw samba deer, a mongoose, monkeys, various birds and a lot of spiders! The spiders were relatives of the daddy long legs, as we know it, and took up a quarter of the surface area of one tree. It was almost like the tree was pulsating when you focussed on the spiders. We also saw fig trees growing inside other trees like a parasite and slowly killing the host tree.
... br> We have a few hours of free time, Geoff goes off to town to see if the can get a booking for a lake tour through the sanctuary while I head for the bathroom for a shower and hair wash, I was going off with a few of the girls, Carole, Hannah & Becky, and one of the guys, David, to a local home for a cookery lesson.
Our cookery lesson was in the home of a local family, the father was a chef and his daughter was the one ...
... so fast, I look back to try and see rach who's just laughing but this doesn't register, all I have in my head is "Im last at the back, there's an elephant stampeded behind me, its gonna knock me down, tred on me and kill me' So i keep runnin, I go to follow the people down the path and think its gonna follow us so literally jump into an ice cream truck on the edge of the road. When i calm down and stop shaking rach eventually finds me and is wetting herself. God knows why the ...
Along our walk Agi points out a frankincense tree and pulls some off for us to see and to smell. Lovely. We hike through jungle and up and over hills. We stop to rest at a lovely waterfall. Agi offers us water and biscuits. He pulls out a guestbook containing aphorisms that he likes. He asks us to write some in there. I write a couple of things. They are not aphorisms but they are similar in kind, i.e. something to think ...
... where the stray sword flew when the performer accidentally let go - oops!
11th February - The Elephant Shower
After witnessing the elephant bath in Hampi we wanted a shot ourselves.
An hour elephant trek through a small village passing schools and houses was well worth it but the elephant toilet break outside someones front door was quite embarrassing.
Bath time for the elephant then a shower for Mike!