Friday, July 13, 2007

Sunday Tripping...

Not before the sun dawned on the hazy azure, four of we blokes: K, V, S and Me (A), embarked on an adventure around the hammocks, in search of...you know what. It was S's plan basically, vagabonding in the hills, especially when K has come all the way to live a second life. Some moments need to be made special in the high mountains, to liberate you from the cobbled life down below.

We started out with a bungling local train trip, therein squeezing a tight siesta to compensate for the last night-out. Next we entrusted our leg-bones for the long binge up along the pathways to the clouds. Soon it started dripping as we stomped along the mudway. What a perfect start!...when all u've got is a alone umbrella above three-sneaking man's head, and a wise man with a jacket. It was an excuse to get drenched without feeling the cold raindrops.

En route we took rain-breaks, tea-breaks and snap-breaks, which was filled with quips, platitudes, snigger's, sallies, old college-prank stories and all hogwash spewed along, seemed as if it was all stored for this day. S and K were more verbose and 'ornamental' with their wisecracks full of unmentionable lingo :). We pretended hard not to appear tired, with morbid excuses...viz. S on his fitness despite his grown tummy :)

We reached THE place - place where S & K could have their nostrum-of-the-day (yes u got it right - boozing out). No doubt they have reached the cloud-number-NINE, I betcha they came for this Only. Me and V, the teetotallers, enjoyed their blabber. We then 'contemplated' hard on 'Time Travel' and 'Theory Of Relativity'...yes no joke intended...just to make concepts clearer! How unromantic ;).

K & S sozzled up to the blissful state, and after light meal we readied to treadle to the 'Points' - kinda final destination from where you can feel the depth of the valleys, gaze the peaks kissing the skies, or savour a tryst with the clouds. We smoked and ooogled at (you know what!) and conspired... Intermittent downpour, swift zephyr - we couldn't have been closer to nature's soul. Others enjoyed horse riding while I preferred to saunter along. We listened the sweet lullaby of chill waters in the springs and lakes, where ripples seemed closing in on you.

We had to end the fling finally, so we descended down to grounds, and so did S & K's groggines :-) Did taxi and then local train, which was jam packed close to nuclear human density. K & Me felt even this ordreal wasn't still enuf, so at night we ended up in a pub after some roving...

...And the liberation eventually lapsed.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well for all those who are wondering which place is he talking abt, it is called Matheran

A said...

Noooooo!, K - I thought we just had a trip to Heaven. Whats this Matheran :-)