Wake up call is 6 AM. After a much needed hot tea,we are off again. Good seat in the back of the Cantor and now we are better prepared for the cold with lots of blankets, gloves and winter hats.
The morning is beautiful with low lying fog. There are many more deer around this time of day and we see both the spotted deer and the larger black deer. I am delighted to be surrounded with a flock of bright green parrots, although no one else is interested in them. I guess they are common to the locals.
Once again we are fortunate enough to see a Tiger . He was moving at a quick pace but we get a full view of him, in all his striped splendor, as he makes his way to higher ground. Because I am so excited to see him I miss the picture . Oh well I’ll just have to record it to my memory.
This is our last evening. We join the group of other guests from the hotel around the bonfire. It is a very cold night but with the fire in full blaze we feel cozy and warm .
By now we know each other and have fun comparing our safari stories over a few Kingfisher beers. These beers are a liter size which works fine with us.
We are a small group. Two British couples and the two of us, Crazy Canadian Canucks. Early Jan is a quiet time here for sure. We are the only guests. It’ll be a quiet night Anyway we have a great time telling our tales of travel. We even compare notes on deals to be had at the various markets. I’m suspecting I overpaid at the hotel shop for a pair of silver and amber earrings . $40.00 doesn’t sound like a deal anymore but not problem, I really like them . We enjoy our spicy Indian dinner sitting outside around the fire. Its a blessing to have no stomach problems so far. It speaks volumes for the cook.
Our guide / hotel manager named Happy said he visited another hotel who had entertainment tonight. When he returns and sees us gabbing and laughing by the fire, he’s realizes we are having a far better time than he did. It was a wonderful evening and the end of this leg of our journey . Now its 10PM and time to turn in.