Category Archives: travel

A380 home

Picked up the A380 in Paris for a ride home on the upper deck. Not a bad way to end the adventure.

Air France

I thought that scheduling the return flight for Feb 6 would take advantage of auspicious timing, however the Air France strike nearly thwarted by attempt to get home. fortunately they kept the BOM flight and i made it out on time. took this photo boarding the plane at about 3am on the morning of the […]

Autotrain to Madgaon

Presumably in a effort to avoid whatever passes for roads in southern Maharashtra, these trucks rolled into Madgaon on the Konkan Railway’s version of the Autotrain. The train stopped and all the drivers got out of their cabs and used the water spigots along the tracks to wash their trucks before they started rolling again.

View from the porch

Goa is great because for about $10 a night you can get a shack on the beach and chill out and eat steak all day for as long as you want. This arrangement was pretty solid.

Star Gamma unloading in Mumbai harbor

Three barges had pulled up along side the bulk carrier and the cargo was being offloaded using the ship’s cranes. Can’t figure out what the cargo was but assuming it’s coal or iron ore. Scotto, we now have no excuse to forget the capital of the Marshall Islands…

Pulling away from Mandwa

haze wasn’t so bad in the evening.

Alibag ferry- main deck

These boats are hilarious. All-wood construction, major bilge problems, but still get the job done. Just don’t light a match…

Alibag – Mandwa bus

The ferry companies operate “free” buses for passengers between downtown Alibag and the Mandwa Jetty. The ride took about a half hour and the bus was absolutely jammed. I stood at the door of the bus so at least i got some air, but the guy in the foreground of this photo definitely had the […]

Low Moor cannons

Kolaba was an old Marathi fort that was built by the man himself, Shivaji, back in the 1600s. The portuguese and britishers re-appropriated it for their own use at various points in history, and these cannons were added by the latter occupiers during the 1800s. Inscriptions on the sides of the cannons say they were […]

Pompom’s worst nightmare

Here we are approaching Kolaba Fort across the sand bar. When the tide is high, these guys run dinghies from the beach to the fort, but when the tide goes out they switch to these wagons. Our ponies were struggling and the driver was going to work on them with the whip. Unfortunately the wagon […]