We were supposed to meet at Rajaram bridge at 07:15. I got a little late and reached there at 07:30. And there was nobody there (of course - nobody I know - DOH). So out of politeness, I wait for ten minutes for the fair Encke... nobody turns up. I finally called her in ten minutes time. The transcript:
a minute later,
Encke (groggy): Uh hello... I just woke up...
Me (incredulous): Whaa?
Me (still incredulous): Okay... see you in a bit
Ten minutes later, she's at the bridge
Encke (still a little
Me: Er okay...
Encke: You remember those gloves I bought...
Encke: They're both for the same hand!! I have to wear them one correct and one reversed!
After we fin
Encke: Why don't you go stand close to that piece of wall, I'll take a pic
Me (tentative): It's all slushy and
Encke: Oh stop being a wimp. Just
Me: Ehehehe there's water there... not a very good idea...
Encke: Gah. Here, take the camera, I'll go.
Me (ungallantly stands
Encke: It is rather slus
Me (I told you so tone coming to prominence) : And there's water - can't tell how deep it is...
Encke: Worse still- can't say what's in it!
She thankfully drops the idea.
Encke: Hey! this one's easy, you can climb this one...
Me (warily): Are you sure?
She gets down and then guides me up the wall remnant. She then climbs back up with a tripod. We then take a couple of cringeworthy pics *cringes*.
We then went up a little further up - to NDA... Took a few pics there. A fun ride, like the first two to Khadakwasla were! And the next time, we ARE going to Lonavla Abba, with or without you.
Rest of the pics can be found here. I would've taken the credit for these pics (Encke took most of them) but then again, Encke's a comet. Comets are hot, glowing balls of fire (oh the melodrama!). Being struck by one isn't my idea of a good time. So yes- the credit for most of these (rather nice) photos goes to Encke. Like I said, the next stop is Lonavla.