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Goa sunset
We left Bombay with a bang,  literally.  We were having a great morning run out of Bombay, we started at 6:00 AM to miss the morning traffic.  Just as we started to get into some open hiway we got sideswiped by a small truck.  Nothing major just a foot long crease down the side.  Our truck was more damaged then the one that hit us but the driver was a real ass and had to be sorted out by our driver.  I think the threats of serious bodily harm did the trick, and off we went.  A little bit of drama always breaks up the day nicely. We made good time and had a great rough camp site in the Western Gnats,  a range of small foothills that runs down the coast.  Day two out of Bombay was much rougher.
The beach
  We had to go down this road that at one time appears to have been paved, these particular sort of pot hole breeding roads make for hellish driving and riding as the pot holes have nasty paved edges around them.  This makes for a particularly jarring ride.  To add to the over all experience the road was being rebuilt, We think???? while gravel trucks were every where and the road was covereed in a constant haze of nasty red dust,  there didn't appears to be any actual road building being done????  This went on for about 4 hours.  When we finally got out of the truck we looked like we had odd red tans and filthy off red clothes, it was a bit nasty.  It does seem however to all have been worth it,  Goa is truely beautiful.  We have a hotel right on the beach and the beach is endless and wonderful.  It is about 30 degrees and there is usually a slight breeze which cools things off nicely.  So it has been 2 days a R&R.  As they say,  we are throughly chilled out at this point.  But tomorrow it is back in the saddle again.                         
barryd says:
ps can't wait to read what's next. It's probably officially New Years for you at this moment. Happy New Years !@#$%^&*()
Posted on: Dec 30, 2006
barryd says:
I wonder if the red dust is similar to that found in the southern US which is (composition is mostly clay) also used primarily for road building and bricks. So I take it that as long as you have a Siek driver and guide you don't need to worry about exchanging id or vehicle insurance?? That would break Sask Govt Insurance, not so much the revenue generating pot holes as much as the drivers not claiming ... Maybe there's something to all those temples, just settle matters right there on the road. Apologize for not tapping in for awhile, just rtnd home tonight...very very long xmas season.
Posted on: Dec 30, 2006
the_kids says:
Sounds like the driver's in India are no better than the ones in Sask. Rough rides...the gods must be crazy! The good thing is if the threats had to become a reality there were probably more of you than there were of them! Wonder what Indian jail cells are like...geeze if there temples are filled with rats, who knows!! Be good you guys...hee hee. Love you lots, but I'm not sure if our love would pay the bail fees.
Luv, T&C
Posted on: Dec 09, 2006
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Goa sunset
Goa sunset
The beach
The beach
Goa
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