Pleasure is completion
- Vikram M N
This has been second of the three impending arrears. Just the week before I completed last year's arrear Rajahmundry and the very next week, the New Year week, I planned for this trek, at the cost of missing New Year Party. I feel bad if it's New Year and I'm not with my regular group of Arun and Lokesh or with Arun or Lokesh.
Day 0 - Re-start
It was the repeat of what I did three months ago but this time there wasn't a direct bus to Bodi. Idiots. They had cancelled the bus so we took a bus to Theni. It wasn't as crowded in CMBT like last time so the bus started on time. I didn't want to repeat the mistake of last time by waiting for the bus to stop in its regular abode for dinner. I asked guys to parcel it in Perungulathur. And boy, wasn't it the best decision of my life.
So here is the cast.
Prabha - Trek Organizer
Selva - His friend
Shiva - My Lights On Friend
Richie - His Friend
Arvind - Lights On Friend Arti's brother
Mani - Aspiring director and my friend from Tadiandamol
Sharmi - Prabha's friend
Naresh - Her brother
Siva - His friend
Anusha - Dhoni (don't know for what she's called so)
Looking at the description, it looks like a film title. 'The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover'
So the Chennai team started on time, everyone were disciplined, they weren't carrying any unnecessary stuff. May be due to the fact that they've already trekked but even first timer Arvind didn't have big luggage. In fact, mine was the biggest, but lesser than last time as I did not have tent. But I didn't want it to be too light. I had to train for other treks.
In bus, Shiva and Arvind had some serious soccer talks which I of course didn't understand. I slept as soon as I boarded the bus. I was yet to recoup from the previous week's travel tiredness and an almost there cold. The previous week post the trek too was hectic, thanks to my cousins visit here. I was a bit worried whether I'd get sick for the trek but thankfully I didn't. And due to all the above factors I had a sound sleep in bus. Only woke up at the point where they usually stop for dinner.
Day 1 - Perfection