Day 4: Solo Ride to Kanyakumari. Destination: Dhanushkodi, Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
As continuously 3 days I was reaching a bit late you my Destination so this time I decided to leave early and reach early. Because leaving early and reaching early is the only Moto of a traveler. So as always I packed my bags at the night itself and left early praying to God to please pause the rain for some time till I reach my destination. And this time he did listen to me. Climate was cool as one night prior itself he had washed away all the heat and made a pleasant weather for me to enjoy the ride but I only saw what was there in front of me okay u will come to know about it later on. So as I had already informed at the reception that I will be leaving early but unfortunately my cell went on silent mode don't know how and I again became late. I was supposed to leave at 5-5:30 am but I got up at 6:15 so I quickly took a shower, changed my clothes, asked the helper to bring my bags down and mount it on my bike. It's one of the tedious and boring job which I don't like. That is mounting my bags and remaining fixing it with bungy cod's which take lot of time but till now I had coped up the pace of packing and mounting it on my back first day it took me approximately 30min now I hardly take 10mins to do all this exercise. So I quickly did that exercise and set my route on my GPS and left for my next journey to Dhanushkodi. I had done this booking through booking.com. I had booked a single room for me as I'm not habituated for staying in dormitories. And again I will get some time to spend with me and write my post's. While on the way the route from Pondicherry to Dhanushkodi is awesomely awesome. Plain dark Black road just by seeing at the road I was feeling as if diamonds are placed on it as it was sparkling like diamonds. But riding a long road with no adventure is not a my kind of job. And we all know even if we miss some turn still GPS does the re-routing wala kaam and shows us a alternate route to reach the same destination. I did the same. Knowingly I just went straight instead of taking a right turn. Google aunty was screaming Abe right le right le. Maine bola chup karo auntyji. And went ahead same type of road conditions were there and I was able to see water logging on the roads but hum Mumbai wale hai hame aise Pani se darr nahi lagta. Hamne aise Kai barishein jheli hai. So I did a Small type of muddy river crossing Matlab raste me Pani jama tha usmese Gaya. Hahaha. English me samjhaunga to lagega bahut bada adventure Kar Raha tha lekin ye to sirf trailer tha re. I was challenging mother nature then she also challenged me and the I took the alternate turn which my GPS showed me. Later on I came to know that it was my mistake as soon as I took a turn. First I was not able to identify whether it is a correct turn or again I have missed it but I still gave it a chance and went inside so slowly the water level had started touching my silencer of my bike which I didn't notice then my silencer went half inside the water and started spitting water and smoke from it and I was like agar abhi bike band padi na to no vaat lag jayegi so I kept increasing the throttle till then the water level had increased and started touching my saddle bags which I had mounted on my rear seat. I just remembered my condition in the last year's rain when I was using the GPS maps when it was raining heavily and Google aunty took me to a traffic less but flooded road in some parts near the Sion Hospital that time the condition was more worse just imagine I'm riding in the water level of my bike seat height full of my engine was in the water. This type of situation I was facing while reaching Pondicherry. Then I saw a Subway I thought the water level there will be less but I was wrong only one heavy rain caused so much problem that from the same Subway a man came who's height was approximately close to me and he came only withbhis head above the water and rest all below it. I he said piche jao. Simon go back. Aisa maine meaning nikala lekin mujhe me adventure Karne ka bhoot savar tha. But uski condition dekh k I straight away took a u turn by giving full throttle and came out of that Muddy area. After that I waited out for that man to come out and asked him why are u taking such risk to come here he Said I was going to my shop. Guests had come to his house so he went to greet them and this is the only way or else I have to travel 15kms and come back. So there nothing to be discussed abut his problems as he knows his own problems and only he can solve it. Same applies to us. We all know it own problems in our life and only we can solve it by our own means. Others are there just to guide but final decisions are in our hands. So I left from there came back on the same route which I had knowingly missed it and continued my Journey again. Now I was already late. So accelerated a bit to reach before it gets dark. As still I was and I'm in the tension of my bike. But now she is perfectly well and responding very well to me. And I reached there just before getting dark as half of the sun had already went behind the horizon. I quickly asked what is the timings to see that Ram Setu bridge. He said you just late by 5min. It will take almost 15mins to reach that spot from there again they will take you to the spot. So you can go in the morning. But again I was leaving early in morning. So may be next time when no will come with my family at that time I will go and see. Kuch to suspense rehna chahiye na. So did my Check in formalities and took a bath and went out to do shopping for my darling wife after all abhi kuch leke jaunga tabhi aage k ride pe jaane ka permission milega😉. Came back from the shopping and straight off to bed as next day I had to reach Kanyakumari the Final Destination.