After a break from cruising of nearly 30 years, we are sailing to the Indonesian Islands on our yacht Bali Hai
We smell a rat (or quite a few actually!)
We started 2017 as we meant to go on – doing something a little different, out of our comfort zone and really challenging.
No, it wasn’t sailing to some far flung place we had never been to, nor was it tackling an ocean with a reputation for being wild – our New Year’s Day was spent visiting a temple in India. This to some, might not sound particularly challenging but I can assure you it was as this was the famous Karni Mata Temple in Deshnoke which is dedicated to RATS!
With more than 2,000 rats running freely about our feet, this was indeed a test that would set the tone for 2017. Surely no gale, no rogue wave, no disastrous break down or breakage could be more of a challenge than standing in a temple with the rank smell of rat urine in our nostrils and scores of the little darlings almost running over our toes!
We were in India for one month before returning to Bali Hai in the middle of January. As this is meant to be a sailing blog I won’t write any more about this trip to India but will instead look forward to recounting our next Indian adventure when we sail to the Andaman Islands in February. In the meantime, here are just a few photos from the many hundreds I took in Rajasthan!
If you would like to see photos from the beginning of our trip see my previous blog entry “Incredible India”.
In 2015, after a break from cruising of almost 30 years, my husband and I sailed off into the sunset - this time to the wonderful Islands of Indonesia and beyond. Three years passed and we swapped sails for wheels driving through Scandinavia and Europe in a motor home. Now we are on the brink of another adventure - buying a Lagoon 420 Catamaran in Athens. This is our story.
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