"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Seeking Consolation

We were booked to stay in Pelling for two nights:
An area renowned for its staggering views of the high Himalayan peaks. 

Before leaving Kerala, I had seen this picture on the hotel’s website:

Unfortunately, our arrival coincided with poor weather.

Awakening the next morning, I could hear no rain. I drew back the curtains with great expectations.
And was greeted by this:

Alternating dense mists and heavy rain persisted for the duration of our stay.

The hotel was not set up for wi-fi broadband and, in this high mountainous terrain, my mobile could find no signal.
No views, no email, no sms.
We sought the consolations of the flesh:

Sikkim cuisine was sampled,
And I seem to remember we took a couple of Hits

8 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    The weather was disappointing for you, did the super strong Hits make up for it?

    October 6, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    • I can’t remember – so perhaps it did..
      Just joking! My son had the same experience in Nepal, when he stayed near Everest. The beer was great – and the view can wait for another holiday…

      October 6, 2011 at 6:07 pm

  2. How strange not to see a picture saturated with colour on your trip.

    October 6, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    • It was a shock for me too..

      October 6, 2011 at 8:55 pm

  3. You seem to adapt to your circumstances well.

    October 6, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    • The tasty food and beer were acceptable compensations!

      October 7, 2011 at 7:09 am

  4. Zooperson

    I love the first photo where that little sweetie pie has a dash of red in her hair bows to match her rain jacket while the way ahead is punctuated by a receding red umbrella.

    October 7, 2011 at 11:39 am

    • She has very well coordinated accessories!

      October 7, 2011 at 11:53 am

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