Saturday 1st December, Acharapakkam.
A good day’s riding of over 100km.
Two little incidents. The first was when I stopped to have a look at a very small church by the side of the road. On entering it I discovered a small group of people cleaning up after the church had been flooded. Although we had no common language they showed me a gaping hole in the roof. They were both surprised and delighted when I gave them a donation to help fix the roof.
The second was rather less pleasant. On one of my rest stops I thought I had found a lovely secluded spot. Within seconds of me getting some food out to eat a large monkey appeared, hissing and bearing his teeth. I decided that discretion was the better part of valour and moved on to find another rest spot.