WildZests: December 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My Travails of Travel in Dec 2011

After the trip to Goa, a lot still lies ahead of me and I'm wondering if all of it can be accomplished without going through too much pain. The answer to my question may not be easy, but I'm hoping that the end result is good.

Looked at the map to see where all I'm visiting and the distance calculator showed roughly about 7000kms on the road for this month. I'm sure that by the end of the month the figure would be roughly about 7500kms. With 1300kms already done last week, there's still a good 6k+ to go and the countdown begins for tonight where I'll be off for a 1200kms journey in 2 days and possibly a one-day trip to Bandipur or Kabini on Sunday if time permits.

Over these months, I keep wondering if Pozu really can handle all of this, but her energy levels through the trip reassure me that she's born tough. One day, she'll grow up to be a wild wanderer!

Adios till I get back early next week....hopefully with some pictures from the wild too!

Dec Trips

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

DCH Trip To GOA!

This was my third trip to Goa in 2011, but it was definitely different than the earlier two, this was supposed to be a reunion of sorts!

An old friend of ours was making a visit to Bangalore after more than 3yrs and so the boys decided to meet up in Goa for the weekend and then drive him to B'lore. The planning took a bit of time to get everyone onboard, but it was all settled as we got closer to the date.

The initial plan was for a one-day visit but I'm glad we were able to make it for 2 days at least. In the end, everyone had a really great time together!

Here's a shot of the gang (you can easily see the happiness & content on everyone's face):

Tech Specs:
Canon 1D Mark IV + Canon 24-105 F4 L + Canon 580 EXII mounted on a Manfrotto 055XPROB with a 488RC4 ballhead
Shot at 24mm, 1/250s, F8 at ISO 800

DCH Goa 41