Starting from where I left…
Accustomed to hitting the snooze button multiple times before finally getting down from the bed, the previous night I had cautioned my brain not to repeat that practice in the morning. So at the very first ring of the alarm, instead of going for the mobile, I jumped out of the bed, made sure my eyes were wide open, and then turned off the alarm! If I miss the ferry to Havelock, the whole itinerary would be a chunk of junk!
The ferry was to depart at 6.45 am and although my lodge was 10 minutes walk from the quay, the extra cautious me marked my attendance at the gates around 6.00 am. I guess all the passengers shared the same dread of missing the ferry – the waiting room was full by 6.15 am!
The check in counter still sticks to hard copy of the ticket. I didn’t carry the same and had to pay Rs 50 for the print out. By then, my tummy was making all sorts of noises in hunger but the only thing available at the quay was tea. So I rummaged through my stock and helped myself with some cookies.