Then my last destination was the Harangi dam.
Though Vishal (the friend I made at dubare elephant camp) said that his driver told them that harangi dam is closed for public, I went there anyway.
The drive was again amazing. The roads, the surrounding forest and the wind just made me feel content.
I felt happy from inside.
As I reached the dam I had a cucumber and watermelon . There was a park in front of the dam. I sat there for a while and then started to walk towards the dam. The dam was closed for the public to go to its top and they could only see it from down below but yea up close.
So I went up close to the dam. It was marvelous. I was amazed at the huge structure.
Clicked some pics and then I decided to leave but I felt that I needed to go more close to the dam so I did.
As I went there, I saw a staircase, a narrow staircase , without any railing at either side.
It was just straight up.
I decided to climb it.
If I fall on either side, I die. It was dangerous. I had to be careful. .
I started my climb. I was crawling up to the dam slowly and steadily. Soon my heart rate went up, my hands and feet started to shake and as I looked back and down I was thinking why am I doing this? What drives me? The answer was, to overcome my fears and going out of my comfort zone to explore the unknown.
Soon I reached the top of the dam and as I looked downwards I saw death. I started myself imagining falling down and dying, but I knew that I am the master of my mind I will not die. I started taking deep breaths. I tried to calm down and decrease my heart rate by decreasing adrenaline secretion.
And now I realised I had to go back down. Which was worse cause I couldn't see where I am going.
I could only see my feet on the stairs.
I went down slower than I came up and taking deep breaths. I was continuously affirming myself that I am strong, able and calm , I got this , I have the power to do this, I am safe , careful and confident.
After 3 minutes and 35seconds, which seemed like an eternity I was down. Safe and sound.
I had a sense of achievement and an unshakeable confidence.
I came out stronger than I went.
Now I started walking out to the exit and after exiting I had some coconut water and that replenished my electrolytes and then I started my ride back to madikeri.
After another 1 hr of drive I reached the homestay at 6 pm.
Freshen up and chilled for a while and then at 7 pm I headed out to get something to eat.
I went to the French Bakery again and this time I shot a video for my YouTube channel at their place. Again I got a complementary cheesecake. Again it was delicious.
Then I had to return the bike back to Royal Brothers.
Then I went back to the homestay and chilled and watched TV till 10 pm. Then I headed out to get dinner and catch my bus to Bangalore.
So I took a auto to the restaurant raintree.
It was also raining at that time and I went to the restaurant raintree haha..
I wanted to try out their food since yesterday and when I reached, they were about to close. I was their last customer.
I ordered a chicken dish which was a Coorg special chicken dish.
It was so delicious. Not too spicy , not too salty. It was just perfect. I loved it.
I met the chef and thanked him . And now I had to leave for the bus station. It was nearby. On my way out of the restaurant, the chef was also leaving on his bike and so I asked him to drop me at the bus stop. Haha so he gave me a lift till the bus stop.
Now I reached at the bus stop at 10 30 pm and I had to wait till 11 50 for the bus to come.
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