OH MY BUDDAH, we've only seen an elephant!!!!
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Yes, I know it's difficult to believe and in a way it seems like the end of an era but the quest has reached a conclusion, today at a little after 12 midday we saw our first phant...yes you didn't mis read, an elephant in India!!!!!!!!!!! Not only did we see it we photographed it, it blessed Ria and we caught the whole thing on video!! It all hapened at an amazing temple in Pondy called something Vinegar something, a beautiful place full of amazing Ganeshes etc etc. It was the start of a fantastic day here and even though it pretty much rained the entire time our spirits never dropped from that first glimpse of the mighty phant.
We arrived in Pondy last night and quickly realised that life in the ashram where we planned to stay wasn't for us... no booze, no talking , no snouting, pretty much no nothing ( if thats not a double negative).
Anyway we were up and about dead early this morn sorting out how to get to lands end ( no chance its festival time and everythings full, so we're off to Trichy tomorrow instead) and then headed to the this temple of Vinegar where we saw the phant.....after we recovered sufficiently we went down to Sri aurotsomething Ashram where 'the mother' used to be in charge and wandered around there, it was very peaceful and you can see why its popular, we bought a couple of boks ( meditation and peace and happiness for beginners or something like that and boked ourselves onto a tour up to Auroville, a commune/ perfect community/xanadu/cult that was formed here in the seventies.
Later we gourged out on French bread, cheese and our first lettuce in India, oh what a picnic we had, you can't believe how god it tasted after all this time , wow baby wow baby wow.