Hotel Oriental Towers
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... a large room with flat screen satellite TV (which seems to be standard for hotels in the category) and free (good) wifi. The weather has been so hot in the middle of the day that we have needed to come back to the room to cool down and rest - and watch the 2015 World Cup cricket - India won last time in 2011 so the locals are very involved - apparently 1 billion people watched the India v Pakistan game played whilst we were in Chennai. The town is very ...
... Others were farther off in the delta chopping scraggly trees for wood needed to fire the dirt mound kilns. They smiled and greeted us as I took photos. They seemed pleased with the attention and wanted us to come over. But the dark rain clouds that had sprinkled on us already were still hanging overhead and we decided to get moving before the let loose.
Old Fort Became Our Beacon
It is a fairly long drive (about 7kms) to the massive rock we can see from town, with Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple at ground level joining the base of it and cut back into the mountain. This temple is devoted to Murghan, the handsome one, who carries a spear, not as a weapon per se, but to celebrate knowledge, with the point indicating the sharpness of knowledge, the broad spear head the width of knowledge, and the long shaft the depth of ...
... so we head down to the waterfront and along to the south end, taking photos of the very ordinary, rock faced seafront with quite a few people walking along it, war memorials, the Ghandi memorial, the lighthouse, a fishing boat at anchor in the choppy sea, locals gazing out to sea, the Catholic Church and colonial buildings. We stop for a while at the popular Le Cafe, right on the seafront, as we’re starving by now, but look like sitting a long time before ...
... as expected) went out the window this morning but after a leisurely breakfast I said my goodbyes and headed off about lunchtime. It felt good to be back riding and once more making tracks to my half way point. I'm hoping to reach Kanyakumari within 4 or 5 days then start heading up the west coast and back towards Delhi.
I'm really hoping that if you're enjoying reading this blog you'll maybe give some thought to my reasons for doing it. Yes I clearly ...