A Slow Adventure: In Pursuit of a Waterfall Near Madurai

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December 21st 2019
Published: December 21st 2019
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I needed an adventure. A slow kind of adventure. Lasting a half day at most. So I talked Anand and Henk into joining me. Anand drives the auto rickshaw, and Henk is an excellent photographer from Belgium who’s spent many years exploring the roads and villages outside of Madurai. He speaks a lot more Tamil than I do, and together he and Anand make quite a pair. The goal was to see a particular ... Read Full Entry

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21st December 2019

I enjoyed your adventure very much, except as always, would like pictures of you and your companions. The smiling woman is so beautiful. Stay happy and safe, and enjoy whatever holidays you might find there.
21st December 2019

Thanks Alan. I forgot completely about getting a photo of myself on this adventure. I should have tried weaving a roof shingle and gotten a shot of that!
21st December 2019

Great adventure...thanks Happy Solstice!!
22nd December 2019

Thanks Jim. Doesn’t feel like solstice here—winter is missing! Happy S to you!
22nd December 2019
No headache

I love this photo!
Your opening line... "I needed an adventure"... is fabulous! Hope the kid with the tie wasn't too traumatised! :)
5th January 2020

My tie? You like my tie?
I have understood that giving a compliment about an item a person possesses can make that person feel obligated to offer it as a gift. Wonder if that young student thought he needed to give his tie to the photographer! How to explain that one to Amma and Appa after school! Great outing. These are the types of adventures I love in India. Even though I wrote a thesis on "literature," I made sure it would include field work that could lead me on adventures. It surely did! You never know what will happen, and it generally comes out better than expected if you know the ropes.
6th January 2020

Tie gift
I’m sure that’s what he was thinking! I wonder if he suffers from nightmares about the foreigners grabbing his tie and making off with it.

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