India Holiday: The Hampi Exploration Day...
We got up at 0715 this morning to go out with the intention of finding some reported water falls. Went over the river in a chorical and found some falling water but didn't think it was impressive enough to be the water we were aiming at.
We passed though a village with no tourists. All the children in the village were saying 'hero' in their language (I've no idea how I know this but it's written down in the diary) and asked 'What is your name?' in English.
We then climbed a hill we found. We built a wee fire while we were up there and I remember seeing this huge millipede that looked at least 2 cm in girth. We just about didn't make it down the hill as Dave had these leather sandles that didn't have much grip. I had rubber ones which gave us a bit grip to get us round the hard rocks. I did unfortunately stand on a spike of a branch that went through my sandle sole and punctured my foot a little.
After the hill incident we headed onward and found a reservoir. We swam for a bit and then found the dam that created the reservoir. We went down to the bottom of the dam and there was a place where water was released in a huge torrent. A sort of pressure release for the dam I think.
Lastly, we headed back through some lush banana and rice fields, stopped at 'rock land' (this was a rocky area near Hampi which was littered with huge rocks of various large sizes which to this day still boggles me as to how they came to be there.) for a bit then caught another chorical back across the river.
tags:india holiday, dog, river, chorical, hampi, goa