I’m three days behind now, the last 60 hours have been a blur, it’s been hard enough hanging onto the ride, let alone posting. So here’s a blog blitz coming.
The berth allocations on the Boat Train to Rameswaram were screwed up. Nothing new there, but we were generally all in 3AC, and the priority persons, specifically those who claim membership of the supreme caste of North-West England, didnt get the few 2AC’s on offer. We’ve somehow managed to get 16 people right round the edge of the network in 2 weeks, I dont think that’s going to be happening again in a hurry. Anyone who did this trip without fully briefing themselves might care to reflect on the success of the proect when they get off the train in a few hours, and take the 30 seconds out of their busy schedules it will take to read the Causes page on the menu at the top (also try About and Costs).
After crossing the impressive Pamban Bridge to the island we arrived at Rameswaram and our first mistake was accepting John’s “lets get the horse rickshaw” suggestion. The miniature wild west wagon carts they had would perhaps have been enough for either Jason or myself, but certainly not the pair of us, to the amusement of the entire town as the guy took us on a tour of just about every street in the small but important temple destination.
Ate at Ganesh’s Mess, which was great on both occasions. Drank warm beers at the “under-construction” Hotel Tamil Nadu.
Boarded the train to the cape at 8pm. 3AC was the best on offer, and it was due in at the appalling hour of 4:00 AM. Tomorrow is going to be a killer.
Here’s the lovely shot of the temple at Rameswaram, taken by Andrew