Crossing continents (Part II)

So much for maintaining the narrative of Lesley’s visit!!  So here’s the short version of the bits after Kathmandu….

Himalayas from Nagarkott. John Callaway 2010

Himalayas from Nagarkot. John Callaway 2010

1. Walking….lots! Banepa to Nagarkot…7 hours or so. Beautiful scenery, lots of uphill…not very much down! But cracking views of the Himalayas when we got there, and again at sunrise the next morning. Nagarkot to Jhule…around 4-5 hours. More stunning views of the Himalayas. Jhule to Kathmandu 4 or so hours walking/bus ride.

You get the idea....! John Callaway 2010

You get the idea....! John Callaway 2010

2. Elephants at Chitwan….. Sitting behind the mahout who excercises a degree of control with his bare feet behind the elephants ear. Probably not the most obvious view of an elephant…!!

Elephant Ear. John Callaway 2010

Elephant Ear. John Callaway 2010

3. Rhinos at Chitwan. Priceless.

Rhino at  Chitwan. John Callaway 2010

Rhino at Chitwan. John Callaway 2010

4. A rare sighting of an occasional autumn visitor to Nepal. Perfect…

Winter plumage is already visible... John Callaway 2010

Winter plumage is already visible... John Callaway 2010

And before it had started, it was over…

So…normal ramblings from next week again, assuming I can get online!! A newspaper from a few days ago carried  the exciting news that from the 17th November, here in Nepal we are going to be without power for 29 hours per week, instead of the current 12 hours. Virtually all of the power here is derived from hydro electricity, and maintenance of one of the major turbines is scheduled to commence shortly. It gets better though…!

For the winter months we can expect up to 14 hours without power every day as the flow of water decreases….

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2 responses to “Crossing continents (Part II)

  • Lesley Callaway

    Thanks for the one photo of me!! You could have found a more flattering one… maybe! I had a fantastic time. Got my 500 or so photos to organise now!! xxxxxxxx

  • johnnyc1959

    Ah…but that would be messing with the conceptual continuity!! [ (c) Frank Zappa!!) ]. I do have better pictures, but they don’t fit the narrative time line!! I did think about Mouse City, but thought you probably wouldn’t approve!!! 🙂 xxxx

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