Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The sunrise, the thorns and the dislocated finger !

That topic would damned near make a movie don't you think ?

It's hard to type this (that would be the thorns, my finger is sore and very weak (that would be the dislocation) but I have got a great set of sunrise photos.

Briefly. I was up before dawn and decided to take a few photos. Went out to the hotel car park where I knew I would get a good view of Arunachala but decided to wander down the road a little to find an even better spot. kept on going really and ended up going over onto the Inner path where I was bound to find the perfect spot. Decided to go a little way up a hill which ended up being a long way up the hill. Had to climb some big rocks to get the best position, I was already bleeding all over the place from three different types of thorns that are everywhere. The worst one is a thin viney-type thorn bush that has barb-like thorns that go in different directions, in other words, once it's got you you are toast ! You go to try and pull it off and it sticks into your fingers, then gets on your bloody clothing, then you get a bunch more of it from the rest of the bush....OUCH !! So here I was bleeding all over the place and trying to get up onto some big rocks as fast as possible because the sun was just about to come up over the big hill. I was gripping onto this little edge on a large rock hoping like crazy I wouldn't fall down into this huge thorny bush when my middle finger on the left hand went "crack !" It popped out and immediately pooped back in but all of a sudden I couldn't use it. All the time I had to start clicking a few photos as well because the sun was just starting to come over the hill.

The walk out to the car park turned into a nearly 3 hour thing, no water, no nothing, but as you can see the experience was worth it (I think, I'll tell you tomorrow !) I sat on a huge rock doing my pranayama for half an hour which was just awesome.

Funny thing, I took this photon from the hill and then noticed something in the distance

 So I zoomed in and wouldn't you know it...I mean, does a bear shit in the woods ?? Does an Indian man shit wherever he wants ??

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