Saturday 17th November, Kochi. Morning looking around Kochi and the afternoon planning the next few weeks. I had a rare experience at breakfast where I was worried how much I could eat. The cause of this was lack of communication with the waiter who could not speak much English and my Hindu is even less. … More A Day in Kochi
Friday 16th November, Kochi. This morning I decided to cycle to Kochi but had a few bolt holes planned if cyclone Gaja was too strong. In the end it had more or less dissipated itself although there was plenty of strong rain and wind. Roads are flooded and rivers bursting their banks. An interesting variety … More Cycle to Kochi
Thursday 15th November, Ponnani. A long hot day but I finished feeling good. 102km which was about 10 more than planned as I missed a couple of turn offs. Monitoring cyclone Gaja to see what I should be doing tomorrow. You can “Relive” Robert’s Ride today by following this link: Ride to Ponnani [Note that … More Ponnani
Wednesday 14th October, Koyilandy. Building up the miles again. Learnt that today was Pandit Nehru’s (first PM of India) birthday with local celebrations.
Monday, Tuesday 12-13th November, Kannur. Monday was resting in a very small town. Not much to see so stayed in the hotel all day which was probably what I needed. Tuesday a short ride of 50km feeling good. The afternoon looking around Kannur. Found a fort built by Vasco da Gama 4 years after first … More Kannur, Kerala
Sunday 11th November, Cheruvator. Kerala is really green and lush. The contrast with the desert state of Rajasthan couldn’t really be greater unless you moved directly from the Sahara to the middle of the Amazon rainforest. A really really tough day. Managed 90km on a gently undulating road along the coast. Felt not too bad … More Knackered in Cheruvator
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8th – 10th November, Mangalore. An eventful few days. The train from Jodhpur to Mangalore, a distance of about 2,000 miles, was delayed by 18 hours due to an accident on the line. This meant the journey ran over 3 days starting Thursday morning and arriving Saturday afternoon. I was in a … More Train Journey from Jodhpur to Mangalore